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A Conservative MP will go on trial over the alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old child.
The victim claims he was groped by Imran Ahmad Khan, 47, the Conservative MP for Wakefield, West Yorkshire, in Staffordshire in 2008.
He faces a single count of sexual assault against the teenager, who cannot be identified because he is an alleged victim of a sexual offence, in 2008.
Ahmad Khan, who was elected at the 2019 general election, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday by video-link from his lawyers' office.
He can be named on Friday after reporting restrictions were lifted.
The charge, which was read out in court, states: "In the county of Staffordshire you intentionally touched a boy aged 15 and that touching was sexual when he did not consent and you did not reasonably believe that he was consenting, contrary to Section 3 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003."
Asked to indicate a plea to the charge, Ahmad Khan, who was represented by Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC, said: "Not guilty."
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