Police are seeking more information into a former National MP sending unsolicited explicit images to young women.
Andrew Falloon resigned on Monday after it was revealed he sent a teen lewd images.
"Police can confirm we investigated a complaint in relation to the sending of an unsolicited image at the beginning of July. The matter was investigated and found to not meet the evidentiary threshold for prosecution," a spokesperson says.
"Police can also confirm we have today been made aware of further allegations raised by the Leader of the National Party and we are now seeking more information in relation to these matters."
It emerged on Monday evening that Falloon allegedly sent inappropriate pornographic images to a young woman. On Tuesday, National leader Judith Collins said she had been contacted by two further women and expects to hear from more.
He has now resigned from Parliament effective immediately.
The Rangitata MP has also been dropped by charity White Ribbon, which works to end male violence against women. He had been one of the charity's ambassadors until his role was terminated on Tuesday morning.
Falloon announced plans to retire from politics after the election in a statement on Monday, explaining that he will not be contesting the upcoming election to focus on his mental health.
"As I noted in my maiden speech three years ago, when I was younger I lost three close friends to suicide. It was an extremely difficult period in my life," Falloon said.
"Unfortunately, recently, another friend took their own life, which has brought back much unresolved grief. I have made a number of mistakes and I apologise to those who have been affected."
Falloon did not disclose at the time what those "mistakes" were.
The following day, Falloon resigned from Parliament effective immediately, after pressure from Collins.
"It has since emerged that the story has now changed from Andrew Falloon and I have reached the view this morning that it would be in his best interests, the best interests of the young woman - who is my first priority - and for his family if he were to resign from Parliament immediately," she told The AM Show.
"I think that is actually the better outcome for him as well because he can now then move straight into receiving the professional medical help that he clearly needs."
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