A Conservative Member of the British Parliament, Ahmad Khan, has been found guilty by a British court on Monday.
The court heard that the 47-year-old Imran Ahmad Khan, representing the Northern English city of Wakefield, had dragged the boy (unnamed) upstairs and pushed him onto a bed.
The said victim told the court he was left feeling “scared, vulnerable and numb” and that Khan applied “slow caressing” to his legs.
Khan said he only touched the teenager’s elbow after he became upset during a conversation about his “confused sexuality”.
The victim said he approached the Conservative Party press office days ahead of the 2019 election that saw Khan elected to tell them what had happened but “I wasn’t taken very seriously”.
Khan was later suspended from the party and on Monday a Conservative Party spokesman said he had been expelled “with immediate effect”.
His sentence is to be decided at a later date.
A spokesman for the opposition Labour party said Khan, who had denied the charge, should resign so that a new MP could be elected.
Before entering parliament, Khan worked for the United Nations as a special assistant for political affairs in Mogadishu.