East Lindsey district councillor Phillip Steven Leivers facing sex charges resigns
A Lincolnshire council's former carers' champion has resigned after being charged with 22 sex offences involving a child.
Phillip Steven Leivers, who represented Chapel St Leonards on East Lindsey District Council, was charged after an investigation by the Metropolitan Police.
The 75-year-old will face eight counts of rape, six counts of gross indecency with a child and eight counts of inciting a child to commit an act of gross indecency.
All the offences are historic and are alleged to have taken place in the period between 1974 and 1982.
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They relate to one female victim, the force confirmed.
Leivers, of Sea Bank, Chapel St Leonards, was released on bail to appear before Thames Magistrates' Court in the capital on Monday, October 14.
A member of East Lindsey District Council's Independent Group, he represented Chapel St Leonards, Anderby and Hogsthorpe.
He was also a member of the council's general licensing committee and the Skegness Area Committee.
But the authority has confirmed that Leivers had already tendered his resignation from the council.
He has also resigned from Chapel St Leonards parish council.