Cle­ment ad­mits to mul­ti­ple acts of in­fi­delity, re­ported to po­lice last sum­mer

Con­ser­va­tive Leader Scheer ex­pelled the for­mer cabi­net min­is­ter from the Tory cau­cus

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OT­TAWA—For­mer Con­ser­va­tive MP Tony Cle­ment says he has en­gaged in more than one in­ap­pro­pri­ate on­line ex­change.

In a let­ter to con­stituents posted on his web­site, Cle­ment says the ex­changes led to mul­ti­ple acts of in­fi­delity.

Cle­ment says one ex­change led to a woman be­ing of­fered money through an anony­mous so­cial me­dia ac­count in ex­change for in­ti­mate and per­sonal in­for­ma­tion.

Cle­ment says he con­tacted On­tario po­lice to re­port that ex­change last sum­mer.

On Tues­day, Cle­ment re­signed from his com­mit­tee du­ties af­ter ad­mit­ting to send­ing sex­u­ally ex­plicit im­ages and a video to some­one he thought was a con­sent­ing woman who he says tried to ex­tort him.

On Wed­nes­day, Con­ser­va­tive Leader Andrew Scheer ex­pelled the for­mer cabi­net min­is­ter from the Tory cau­cus.

Cle­ment writes that while his on­line ex­changes were con­sen­sual and mu­tual, they were ab­so­lutely wrong and should never have oc­curred.

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