Disgraced ex-Wakefield MP Imran Ahmad Khan loses appeal over sex assault conviction

Imran Ahmad Khan was jailed in May. Credit: PA

A former Conservative MP has lost his appeal against a conviction for sexually assaulting a teenage boy.

Imran Ahmad Khan, who was MP for Wakefield, was jailed for 18 months in May for groping a teenager after a party in 2008.

The victim came forward after the 49-year-old became the city's first Conservative MP since 1932 when he was elected in 2019.

Following his conviction, Khan was expelled from the party and resigned, triggering a by-election in the constituency.

But he maintained his innocence and challenged both his conviction and sentence.

However, he lost the case at the Court of Appeal on Monday.

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