Conservative MP found guilty of sexual assault in UK

Bloomberg — A British Conservative MP has been found guilty of assaulting a teenager in 2008 by a London jury.

Imran Ahmad Khan, 48, who has represented the northern English city of Wakefield since 2019, was found guilty of sexually assaulting the teenager in a Staffordshire home before he became a reported by the Crown Prosecution Service on Monday.

Khan tried to force the 15-year-old to drink alcohol before assaulting him during a house party, prosecutors said during the trial.

Prosecutors’ lawyers told the jury that Khan touched the boy while he was in bed in his pajamas. Khan “went to bed” and touched “the boy’s leg and put his hand on his crotch,” Sean Larkin said.

The teenager immediately notified his parents and a police report was filed, but the victim would not continue. He reported the attack to police again shortly after Khan was elected to parliament in 2019.

“I am pleased that the jury received strong victim evidence of Khan’s crimes,” said Rosemary Ainslie, head of CPS’ special crimes division. “We continue to urge all victims of sexual assault to come forward for justice.”

This article was translated by Estefanía Salinas Concha

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