A British Conservative MP is set to appear in court next month in connection with a case of sexual harassment of a minor. On Friday he denied much.
Imran Ahmed Khan, 47, a Wakefield (Northern England) MP and a member of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, appeared in court Thursday in Westminster, London, on video conferencing in a 2008 case of sexually abusing a 15 – year – old boy. He was argued “not guilty” by the law firm he represents. Judge Paul Goldspring referred the case to Old Bailey Criminal Court in London. The MP will appear on July 15.
Imran Ahmad Khan said in a statement posted on Twitter on Friday that he was “very firm” about the allegations, which are more than thirteen years old. “It is shocking, disturbing and heartbreaking to be accused of something I did not do,” he wrote, “determined to act to prove his innocence.” Prior to his election as MP in 2019, Imran Ahmad Khan worked at the United Nations as a special assistant to political affairs in Mogadishu, Somalia, according to his website.