A Conservative politician from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s party was convicted guilty of sexually abusing a 15-year-old child after attempting to get him to consume alcohol before attacking him.
Imran Ahmad Khan, 48, a member of the Wakefield region in northern England, contested the claim but was found guilty of attacking the kid in a residence in 2008.
The victim chose not to file a complaint at the time, but once Ahmad Khan was elected to parliament in 2019, he took up the matter.
“He was able to tell detectives more about what had happened in later interviews with the police, and I am happy that the jury accepted the victim’s strong evidence regarding the offence perpetrated by Khan,” said Rosemary Ainslie of the Crown Prosecution Service in the United Kingdom.
The Conservatives had suspended Ahmad Khan pending the result of the trial.
Because anybody who receives a jail term of more than 12 months is immediately barred from being a member of parliament, his conviction might lead to an election for his parliamentary seat, which he won from the opposition Labour Party in 2019.
He should quit immediately, according to Labour.