Evans, 55, a Conservative, said he will keep his seat representing a Lancashire district but will sit as an independent, The Guardian reported.
Police in Preston told Evans late Tuesday he faces charges involving seven men -- including rape, five counts of sexual assault and two of indecent assault. He told the Commons he denies any wrongdoing and promised to defend himself "robustly."
Quoting Winston Churchill, Evans said, "When you are going through hell, you just keep going."
Evans thanked members of Parliament in his own party and others he said had supported him since his first arrest in May. He said he has been in "the land of limbo" for months.
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