The 64-year-old Labor peer and Former Lord Nazir Ahmed were found guilty and have been jailed for five years and six months. The Sheffield Crown Court heard the sexual assaulting case of two young children.
Nazir raped teenage girl and attempted to rape 11 year boy in the 1970’s when he was a teenager and lived in Rotherham. The defendant Nazir Ahmed was about 16 or 17 years old but the girl was much younger. Ahmed was also found guilty of a serious sexual assault against a boy under 11, in the same time period.
According to Independent, Judge, Mr. Justice Lavender jailed Ahmed and said his actions had “profound and lifelong effects” on his victims.
According to a victim personal statement from the male complainant read in court and said being sexually abused by the three men had
“Affected me on a daily basis”.
He added that,
“I buried the abuse and carried it with me on my own for years and years. I feel shame because of what these men did to me. This is not about revenge, this is about justice.”
The victim of the attempted rapes read her own victim personal statement in court, saying that “An overwhelming feeling of shame remained with me throughout my childhood and early adult years.
“It was a burden I was made to carry, and it silenced me for many years.
“It is now time for me to pass that burden to him the pedophile who I know feels no personal shame.”
Ahmed‘s two older brothers Mohammed Farouq, 71, and Mohammed Tariq, 66, were also charged with indecent assault in relation to the same boy that Ahmed abused, according to Independent.
Both men were deemed unfit to stand trial, but a jury found that they did the acts alleged.
Farouq and Tariq were both given absolute discharges after the judge said the only other two options a hospital order or a supervision order would not be appropriate in this case.
According to Mr Justice Lavender passed judgment, “Your actions have had profound and lifelong effects on the girl and the boy, who have lived with what you did to them for between 46 and 53 years. “Their statements express more persuasively than I ever could how your actions have affected their lives in so many different and damaging ways.”
He jailed Ahmed for three and a half years for the offence of buggery, and imposed two more sentences of two years for each of the attempted rapes.
Former Labor member Ahmed resigned from the House of Lords in November 2020 after reading the contents of a conduct committee report which found he sexually assaulted a vulnerable woman who sought his help.
The report made him the first peer to be recommended for expulsion, but he resigned before this could be implemented, Independent reported.