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British politician, Nazir Ahmed found guilty of attempting to rape a young girl and sexually assaulting a boy 

British politician, Nazir Ahmed found guilty of attempting to rape a young girl and sexually assaulting a boy 


British politician, Nazir Ahmed has been discovered responsible of making an attempt to rape a younger lady and sexually assaulting a boy below 11 within the Seventies.   

 

Ahmed, who was previously Lord Ahmed of Rotherham, was right now discovered responsible of sexual offences towards a boy and a woman courting again greater than 40 years.

A lady instructed a jury at Sheffield Crown Court that Ahmed, now 64, had tried to rape her within the early Seventies, when the defendant was about 16 or 17 years outdated however she was a lot youthful.

He was additionally discovered responsible of a severe sexual assault towards a boy below 11, additionally within the early Seventies.

The 64-year-old, who appeared below his actual title of Nazir Ahmed, had denied the fees.

During the trial, prosecutor Tom Little QC instructed the courtroom Lord Ahmed had tried to rape the lady within the early Seventies, when the defendant was aged 16 or 17 however she was a lot youthful.

The assault on the boy, who was aged below 11 on the time, additionally occurred throughout the identical interval.

Mr. Little mentioned Lord Ahmed claimed the allegations have been a “malicious fiction” however a telephone recording of a 2016 dialog between the 2 victims confirmed they weren’t “made-up or concocted”.

 

The girl’s name was prompted by an electronic mail from the male sufferer saying: “I have evidence against that paedophile,” the jury beforehand heard.

Lord Ahmed was charged alongside along with his two older brothers, Mohammed Farouq, 71, and Mohammed Tariq, 65, however each have been deemed unfit to face trial.

 

Both had confronted costs of indecent assault towards the identical boy abused by Lord Ahmed.

 

Though the lads didn’t face a legal trial, jurors concluded that they did commit the alleged acts after listening to proof within the case.

 

Lord Ahmed, who was convicted following a retrial, resigned from the House of Lords in November 2020 after a conduct committee report concluded he had sexually and emotionally exploited a susceptible girl who sought his assist.

 

The inquiry into his behaviour adopted a BBC Newsnight investigation.

 

The report made him the primary peer to be advisable for expulsion however he resigned earlier than this could possibly be applied.

Rosemary Ainslie, head of the Crown Prosecution Service’s particular crime division, mentioned: “By these verdicts the jury has clearly determined that regardless of the delay between the offences and the trial, and the defences raised, they may ensure that the accounts of the victims have been credible and true.

 

“One of these defendants held a position of power, influence and responsibility for some time in the House of Lords but this case clearly illustrates that where there is sufficient evidence, even in challenging cases, the CPS will bring a prosecution, put evidence before a jury and see rightful convictions.”

The decide, Mr. Justice Lavender, ordered Lord Ahmed to seem on the identical courtroom for sentencing on 4 February.

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