Imran Ahmad Khan formally quits Wakefield seat following sexual assault conviction

The ex-Tory MP was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old at Southwark Crown Court on April 11

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Former Tory MP Imran Ahmad Khan has formally quit his Wakefield seat following his conviction for sexual assault, the Treasury said.

The ex-Wakefield MP was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old at Southwark Crown Court on April 11.

Imran Ahmad Khan was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old.
Imran Ahmad Khan was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old.

Southwark Crown Court heard how Khan forced the teenager to drink gin and tonic, dragged him upstairs, pushed him onto a bed and asked him to watch pornography before the attack at a house in Staffordshire in January 2008.

The victim, now 29, told a jury 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.

Imran Ahmad Khan had recently sent in his resignation letter, citing a need to “focus entirely on clearing my name”.

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