UKIP candidate said it's alright to sexually abuse young boys 3 years ago

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.

outuber Carl Benjamin is interviewed following a UKIP press conference on April 18, 2019 in London, England. As the date for Brexit has been extended, it is likely that the UK will take part in the forthcoming European Elections to choose MEPs to represent regions of the UK in the European Parliament. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Benjamin at a press conference announcing his UKIP candidacy (Credit: Leon Neal)

"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.


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.