A British MP, Imran Khan, was expelled from the Conservative Party on Monday after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old minor.

A party spokesman said the 48-year-old MP had been expelled "with immediate effect" following Monday's judgment at Southwark Court in London.

The “paralyzed” and “shocked” victim

At a party in January 2008, Imran Khan, an MP from the same party as Prime Minister Boris Johnson, had a teenager drink gin.

He then dragged him upstairs, pushed him onto a bed and asked him to watch pornography before assaulting him.

The teenager told the court that he felt "scared, vulnerable, paralyzed, shocked and surprised" when the deputy stroked his feet and legs, coming up "a hair's breadth" from his private parts although he asked him to stop.


He said he "freaked out, jumped out of bed and ran as fast as he could."

The opposition calls for his resignation

Imran Khan, who is gay and was 34 at the time, denied any sexual assault.

His lawyers have indicated that their client "maintains his innocence and will appeal as soon as possible".

This elected official from Wakefield, in West Yorkshire (northern England), was released on bail, the judge telling him that all options, “including immediate detention, are being considered by the court”.

His sentence will be handed down at a later date.

Imran Khan had been suspended by the Conservative Party.

The Labor Party, in opposition, demanded his resignation on Monday so that “an election can be held and the people of Wakefield can be represented as they deserve”.

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