Imran Ahmad Khan MP found guilty of sexually assaulting 15 yr old boy

Imran Ahmad Khan. Pic: UK Parliament

Wakefield MP Imran Ahmad Khan has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy at a house in Staffordshire in 2008.

Khan, 48, who is an Ahmadi, was convicted at Southwark Crown Court.

The court heard he forced the boy to drink alcohol at a party before dragging him upstairs, pushing him onto a bed and then asking him to watch pornography before the attack.

The victim, now 29, told a jury he felt “scared, vulnerable, numb, shocked and surprised” after Khan touched his feet and legs. He said the MP came within “a hair’s breadth” of his privates as he tried to sleep in a top bunkbed.

He ran to his parents and a police report was made at the time, but no further action was taken because the youngster did not want to make a formal complaint.

He said he was not “taken very seriously” when he made the allegation to the Conservative Party press office days before Khan was elected in the December 2019 general election. He made a complaint to the police days after.

The MP, who is gay, denied sexual assault and claimed he only touched the teenager’s elbow when he “became extremely upset” after a conversation about his confused sexuality.

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Khan, then 34, said he was trying to be “kind” and “helpful” but the teenager became upset and “bolted” when the topic of pornography was raised.

The MP, who has been expelled from the Conservative Party, was found guilty by a jury and will be sentenced at a later date.

Releasing Khan on bail, he told him: “You have been convicted by a jury of this offence of sexual assault and you will have to be sentenced in due course. I make it clear that all sentencing options, including immediate custody, are being considered by the court.”

The firm representing Khan, Janes Solicitors, said the MP “maintains his innocence” and “will be appealing as soon as possible.”

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