The former Scottish government chief Alexander Salmond must answer for sexual Assaults in court. He is accused in two cases of attempted rape. Several cases of sexual Assault could be added to the Scottish General Prosecutor’s office informed. A total of 14 charges against him.

According to information from Salmond was on Wednesday arrested. On Thursday afternoon, he had to appear to a hearing before the court in Edinburgh. Against a Deposit, the 64, was released-Year-old free again. In front of the courthouse Salmond described himself as innocent. He will defend themselves to the Utmost.

Salmond called the allegations before it, “patently ridiculous,”

Salmond is regarded as a champion of Scottish independence. He was from 2007 to 2014, chief of the regional government of Scotland. After the failed independence referendum in the British part of the country, he resigned from his Post.

The allegations against Salmond became known in August last year. As a result, he gave up his membership of the Scottish national party (SNP). He felt unfairly treated, and called the accusations “patently ridiculous” and the investigation is unjust. The government of the current Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon of the SNP had turned on according to an internal investigation by the police.

In the case of the Victims it is supposed to be according to British media by employees during his tenure. Scottish according to media reports, Salmond 2013 as Prime Minister to be, among other things, in his residence sexually aggressive to become.

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