Tory minister’s researcher, 26, ‘sexually assaulted woman in Houses of Parliament’
- Callum Warren worked as a researcher for Tory minister Chris Skidmore
- The assault allegedly took place in the Norman Shaw North building
- Chris Skidmore is the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation
Callum Warren (pictured in a blue suit above) worked as a researcher for a Tory minister
A Tory minister’s researcher has appeared in court after he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the Houses of Parliament.
Callum Warren worked as a researcher for Chris Skidmore who represents the constituency of Kingswood, South Gloucestershire and was recently appointed Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation.
Warren allegedly committed the offence last summer in the The Grade I listed Norman Shaw North building – the original New Scotland Yard – now part of the Parliamentary Estate.
The 26-year-old from Bristol, is charged that on July 12 he sexually assaulted a female in Room 220, of the Norman Shaw North building.
Today (December 27) at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Warren spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth, address and nationality during the short hearing and was dressed in a blue suit, white shirt and blue patterned tie.
Chris Skidmore (pictured above) had employed Callum Warren as a researcher
Warren was notified of today’s court date by postal requisition and his lawyer Tom Warden indicated the charge would be fought.
‘There was no penetration and any sexual contact was consensual,’ he told District Judge Nina Tempia.
The judge told Warren not to contact the complainant, directly or indirectly by phone, email or social media to prevent further offences or interference with the witness.
He was bailed by Westminster Magistrates’ Court to appear at Southwark Crown Court on January 24.
Chris Skidmore was first elected first elected in 2010 as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, and became Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party for Policy in 2018. In the last 10 years he has worked as a member of the member of the education committee as well as a member of the heath and social care committee.
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