Lord Ahmed of Rotherham was convicted of a serious sexual assault against a boy and the attempted rape of a young girl only months after he visited Athens to meet with the Greek capital’s Pakistani community, mostly made up of illegal immigrants.
The 64-year-old, who appeared under his real name of Nazir Ahmed, had denied the charges, but a Sheffield Crown Court in England’s north found the disgraced Lord guilty of the crimes.
It is recalled that in August 2021, a lunch in honour of Lord Nazir Ahmed was held by the Pakistan Overseas Forum International in Greece.
The disgraced Lord even proudly showed off the anti-India antics of the Pakistani community in Athens, who continuously propagate against the India’s sovereignty over Jammu and Kashmir.
During trial, prosecutor Tom Little QC told the court that Lord Ahmed had attempted to rape the girl in the early 1970s, when the defendant was aged 16 or 17 but she was much younger.
The attack on the boy, who was aged under 11 at the time, also happened during the same period.
Little said 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 woman’s call was prompted by an email from the male victim saying: “I have evidence against that paedophile,” the jury previously heard.
Lord Ahmed was charged along with his two older brothers, Mohammed Farouq, 71, and Mohammed Tariq, 65, but both were deemed unfit to stand trial.
Both had faced charges of indecent assault against the same boy abused by Lord Ahmed.
Though the men did not face a criminal trial, jurors concluded that they did commit the alleged acts after hearing evidence in 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 vulnerable woman who sought his help.