UKIP candidate said it's alright to sexually abuse young boys
Carl Benjamin made the remarks in a YouTube video
One of UKIP's lead candidates for the European election said it is acceptable to rape "young boys" in one of his YouTube videos.
Police are investigating Carl Benjamin, better-known as YouTuber Sargon of Akkad, over the remarks.
In the video, from 2014, Benjamin said: "I can be quoted as saying you can fuck young boys. It’s actually not as controversial as you think.
"Depends on the child, doesn’t it? The ancient Greeks were pederasts. It was considered to be normal. It was mentoring."
Benjamin has previously said he "wouldn't even rape" Labour MP Jess Phillips and caused further outrage last week by stating he finds "racist jokes funny" after a video of him using racist language was uncovered. It has since been deleted.
Carl Benjamin will forever have whatever career he has defined by me, he will hear my name wherever he goes. His whole political life defined by little feminist Jess, that my friends is comedy.
— Jess Phillips MP (@jessphillips) April 18, 2019
A UKIP whistleblower passed a record of Benjamin's comments to his local police force in Wiltshire, The Mail on Sunday reports.
Speaking to the Mail, Bejamin said: "It was an abstract conversation."
A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said: "We can confirm we have been given some material in relation to this matter and it is being reviewed."
UPDATE: Carl Benjamin has denied the remarks, claiming the quotes have been taken out of context from two separate interviews. His explanation is here.