Liberal Politician Pushed for Gender-Neutral Bathrooms, Charged with 9 Counts of Child Sex Abuse
British politician David Smith from Middlesborough who pushed for gender-neutral bathrooms in the community was charged with nine counts of sexually touching a child.
Last month Smith pushed for gender-neutral bathrooms in the the Middlesbrough Council buildings. Smith said his interest in the gender-neutral bathrooms stemmed from interactions with "transgender and non-binary people"
Smith argues he is innocent and vows to fight the nine charges.
In a statement, Smith indicated that whilst he had resigned from the Conservative Party over the child sex allegations, he intended to stay on as an independent Councillor, stating:
"I am writing to inform you I am resigning from the Conservative Party and the Middlesbrough Council Conservative group with immediate effect in light of the allegations that have been made against me."
Smith, who has denied all the allegations, will appear before Teeside Magistrates Court on August 9th in connection with the alleged offences.
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