Recently convicted private school teacher, Mohammed Wazir Khan, is appealing his three-year jail sentence and conviction for the sexual assault of an underage girl.
Following a trial last month, Magistrate Leron Daly found Khan guilty of the crime. The Magistrate sentenced him to three years imprisonment. The convict was also ordered to pay a fine of $1 million.
The offense was committed on March 09, 2019, on a girl below the age of 16.
In the appeal, Mohammed Wazir Khan, through his lawyer Dexter Todd, is arguing that his conviction should be thrown out because the quality of evidence produced at the trial was poor.
Todd contends that Magistrate Daly showed unconstrained human emotions with the victim’s evidence which created an unfair trial for his client.
According to the lawyer, the Magistrate made an error of law when she considered that there was a “strong suspicion” that Khan may well in fact committed the offense.
While the matter is being appealed, the convict’s Attorney has also moved to the High Court seeking bail for Khan, pending the hearing of the appeal.
The bail matter comes up for hearing on Friday.