(CMR) UK MP Imran Ahmad Khan (48) has been expelled from the Conservative Party after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy.
Khan, MP for Wakefield, denied groping the teenager at a party in Staffordshire in January 2008 but was convicted after a trial. He has said he intends to appeal his conviction.
The BBC reported that Southwark Crown Court heard Khan forced the youngster to drink gin, dragged him upstairs, and asked him to watch pornography before assaulting him.
The Conservative Party expelled Khan with immediate effect. Several MPs have also called for his resignation as MP.
The court heard that Khan had gone to the boy's bed and “reached in and touched his legs, reaching for, or touching, his groin.”
The complainant, now 29, said the attack had left him “scared and shocked.”
In evidence, he said Khan had started “slow caressing” him and continued despite being asked to stop.
“His breathing was getting quite heavy, and I kept pushing his hand away and pushing it back and it would keep coming,” the man said.
The police were reportedly called at the time, but the teenager did not want to pursue the case.
According to BBC, the man, who cannot be named, contacted the Conservative party in 2019 after learning Mr. Khan was standing in the general election. He then called the police after Mr. Khan was elected to Parliament.
Jurors also heard from the complainant's older brother, who said the MP had asked if he was “a true Scotsman” and lifted his kilt before “lunging” at him at the same party.
Another witness described waking to find Khan performing a sex act on him after a party in Pakistan in 2010, where the pair had drunk whisky and smoked marijuana.
Khan claimed he had only touched the teenager's elbow when the boy had become “extremely upset” after a conversation about his confused sexuality.
The MP was found guilty after about five hours of deliberations.
The judge, Mr. Justice Baker, said he would sentence Khan at a date to be fixed, and he warned him “all sentencing options, including immediate custody, are being considered by the court.”
Khan did not comment as he left the court; however, his solicitors later issued a statement saying he “maintains his innocence and will be appealing as soon as possible.”