Former Tory MP Imran Ahmad Khan Jailed For 18 Months For Sexual Assault
The disgraced former Conservative MP Imran Ahmad Khan has been jailed for 18 months after being convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy.
The 48-year-old, who was elected to represent Wakefield in the 2019 general election, resigned from Parliament after being found guilty at a trial last month.
He was then expelled from the Conservative Party, and having stood down as an MP triggered a by-election in the West Yorkshire constituency, which will be held on June 23.
Khan, who denied sexual assault, was jailed for 18 months at Southwark Crown Court on Monday by Mr Justice Baker.
The judge said he had shown no remorse, adding: "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."
Baker said the victim had been "profoundly psychologically affected" by the politician’s actions at a house in Staffordshire in January 2008 following a party.
The court heard how he forced his then-teenage victim to drink gin and tonic, before asking him to watch pornography in an upstairs bedroom.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said he was left feeling "scared, vulnerable, numb, shocked and surprised" after Khan touched his feet and legs, coming within "a hair's breadth" of his privates as he went to sleep in a top bunkbed.
Now aged 29, the victim came forward when he learned Khan was standing to be elected to Parliament in 2019, and contacted the Conservative party.
After Khan won the seat from Labour’s Mary Creagh with a majority of 3,358, the victim then called Staffordshire police, who begun an investigation.
Following his conviction, Khan formally lodged an appeal earlier this month.
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