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Tory MP sexually assaulted teenage boy at occasion, court told

A Tory MP requested a teen if he was “a true Scotsman” and lifted the youth’s kilt earlier than sexually assaulting his 15-year-old brother in a bunkbed, a court has heard.

Imran Ahmad Khan, 48, elected because the MP for Wakefield in West Yorkshire in 2019, was at a celebration at a home in Staffordshire in January 2008 at the time of the alleged incidents, a jury was told.

Sean Larkin QC, prosecuting, mentioned an 18-year-old man was at the occasion carrying a kilt when Mr Khan requested him if he was carrying the garment like “a true Scotsman”.

“Khan then lifted up the kilt with both hands and lunged at him so that he thought he was going to grab him,” Mr Larkin mentioned.

The teenager pushed down his kilt and mentioned that, though he had expertise of others attempting to elevate it, the incident “felt very different”, the court heard.

Complainant was distraught, court hears

Mr Khan, who had been invited to the occasion as a buddy of a buddy, had been told by the household he may keep the evening, sleeping in a spare mattress in the identical room because the 18-year-old and his youthful brother.

Jurors have been told the 15-year-old was in mattress on the highest bunk in his pyjamas and will hear Khan’s “breathing was getting quite heavy” as he sexually assaulted him.

Mr Larkin mentioned: “When [the complainant] went to bed, Mr Khan stood by that top bunk, reached in and touched his legs, reaching for, or actually touching, his groin. We suggest either way it was sexual assault. He pushed him away but he kept going, and when it would not stop he fled.”

The court heard that the complainant, who can’t be recognized as a result of he’s the alleged sufferer of a sexual offence, was “distraught” when he reached his mother and father.

Police have been referred to as to the home and the boy reported the incident, telling officers Khan had requested him to “show me some porn” and told him he was a “good-looking boy”, the jury was told.

The 15-year-old didn’t need to take it any additional and the allegation was not pursued at the time, however the complainant went again to police when he came upon Mr Khan was standing as an MP, the prosecutor mentioned.

Mr Khan, who’s on unconditional bail, denies a single depend of sexual assault.

The trial continues.

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