The Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services issued a statement Thursday evening denying the allegation.
« Today I was brought to the attention of a journalist about an investigation by the NSW police, » said Ward.
« I was not contacted by the police about allegations. I deny any wrongdoing.
« Until this matter is resolved, it is appropriate that I withdraw from my role as minister. I will also withdraw from the space of the Liberal Party. »
NSW police said earlier Thursday that NSW police detectives for child abuse and sexual crime are investigating an NSW MP on 2013 allegations.
* For 24-hour support in the event of sexual violence, call the national hotline 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or MensLine on 1800 600 636.
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