News 11 April 2022

Tory MP Imran Ahmad Khan Found Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting 15-Year-Old Boy In 2008

11 April 2022

A Conservative MP has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy at a house in Staffordshire in 2008.

Imran Ahmad Khan, 48, was convicted at Southwark Crown Court after a week-long trial today.

The court heard Khan, who represents Wakefield, forced the teenager to drink gin, dragged the teenager upstairs, pushed him onto a bed and then asked him to watch pornography before the attack fourteen years ago.

The victim, who is now in his late 20s, told the jury he felt “scared, vulnerable, numb, shocked and surprised” after Khan touched his feet and legs.

Khan had denied groping the teenager and claimed he only touched the teenager’s elbow when he “became extremely upset” following a conversation about his confused sexuality.

The court was told that police were called at the time but the teenager did not want to pursue the case.

The victim, who cannot be named, contacted the Conservative party in 2019 after discovering that Mr Khan was standing in the general election. He contacted police after Mr Khan was elected to Parliament.

Khan has been suspended by the Conservative Party but the Labour Party are calling for his immediate resignation as an MP.

A spokesperson for Labour said: “Imran Ahmad Khan should immediately resign so a by-election can take place and the people of Wakefield can get the representation they deserve.”

Judge, Mr Justice Baker, will sentence Khan at a later date.