Former British parliament member, Nazir Ahmed, has been discovered responsible of sexual offences in opposition to two kids within the 1970s by a British court docket, the BBC reported on Wednesday.
According to the British information service, the fees had been levelled in opposition to the 64-year-old when he was a young person living in Rotherham, Yorkshire.
Ahmed, who appeared earlier than the Sheffield Crown Court throughout the proceedings denied the fees.
“By these verdicts, the jury has clearly decided that no matter the delay between the offences and the trial, and the defences raised, they could be sure that the accounts of the victims were credible and true,” mentioned Head of the Crown Prosecution Service’s (CPS) Special Crime Division Rosemary Ainslie.
“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,” Ainslie added.
Prosecutor Tom Little prayed to the court docket that the previous member of the House of Lords tried to rape a lady when he was 16 or 17. He additionally attacked a boy in the identical interval who was below 11 years of age on the time.
“Lord Ahmed claimed the allegations were a ‘malicious fiction’ but a phone recording of a 2016 conversation between the two victims showed they were not made-up or concocted,” the prosecutor additional argued.
The BBC reported that the girl’s name was prompted by an e-mail from the male survivor who mentioned, “I have evidence against that paedophile.”
Ahmed had resigned from the House of Lords in November 2020 after a conduct committee report concluded he had sexually and emotionally exploited a weak lady who sought his assist.
Brother of former parliamentarian Mohammed Farouq, 71, and Mohammed Tariq, 65, confronted prices of indecent assault in opposition to the identical boy abused by Ahmed.
The BBC additional talked about that although the boys didn’t face a prison trial, they did commit the alleged acts after listening to proof within the case.
Judge Justice Lavender directed Ahmed to seem earlier than the court docket on February four for sentencing.