Edward Heath, a former British prime minister, was accused of sex abuse involving children in the 1990's, the country's police watchdog said on Monday, NBC News reported.
Heath died in 2005 and was never prosecuted. The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating whether the local police in Wiltshire took any steps in reviewing the claims made against Heath.
Heath served as prime minister from 1970 to 1974. The commission is seeking to identify any witnesses or victims who support the allegations.
A retired senior officer reportedly made the sex abuse allegations.