Pakistani man accused of sex offense in US held in Canada


OTTAWA: A 41-year-old Pakistani man, who fled Texas where he’s charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl, is being returned to Houston after he was arrested and unsuccessfully sought asylum in Canada.

Canadian authorities said that Aamir Khan was being extradited on Thursday from Quebec.

The head of the fugitive apprehension section of the Harris County district attorney’s office, Kim Bryant, said Khan was “walking through the woods” in November in Canada when he was arrested by Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Officials believe he was planning to return to his native Pakistan.

Khan is facing up to 20 years in prison in Texas if convicted of charges of indecency with a child and sexual assault of a child. He does not yet have a court appearance scheduled in Houston.