Former UK Tory MP jailed for assault

Published May 24, 2022
Imran Ahmad Khan arrives at Southwark Crown Court to stand trial over sex offence claims in London, Britain on April 8, 2022. — Reuters/File
Imran Ahmad Khan arrives at Southwark Crown Court to stand trial over sex offence claims in London, Britain on April 8, 2022. — Reuters/File

LONDON: A judge jailed a disgraced MP from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ruling Conservative party for 18 months on Monday for sexually assaulting a teenage boy.

The Tories expelled Imran Ahmad Khan, 48, and he resigned from his seat in parliament in the wake of his conviction after a trial last month.

He had denied plying the 15-year-old youth with alcohol and asking him to watch pornography, before assaulting him after a house party in January 2008. At a sentencing hearing at a court in south London, judge Jeremy Baker said the former politician had shown no remorse.

“The only regret you feel is towards yourself for having found yourself in the predicament you face as a result of your actions some 14 years ago,” he said.

Khan’s lawyer said his client maintained his innocence and would appeal.

Published in Dawn,May 24th, 2022

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