A PAEDOPHILE faces deportation to India after the home secretary revoked his UK citizenship after it emerged that the man lied on his application form.
Known only as RSD, the man was jailed for 14 years after he was convicted in 2011 of 23 counts of sexual abuse of “a male child within the family”.
He had arrived in the UK in 1997 and became a British national in 2004, the Sunday Telegraph reported (23).
The crime is said to have taken place between 2003 and 2010 – meaning he lied about abusing the child when RSD applied to become a naturalised UK citizen.
When the home secretary revoked the citizenship, RSD appealed against the decision and won. However, a a senior judge agreed with the home secretary and RSD now faces deportation, the report said.
It is said to be the first time a convicted paedophile has been stripped of his acquired citizenship.
Judge Pitt, of the Upper Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, was quoted as saying in the Telegraph report: “It is my conclusion that the appellant obtained naturalisation in 2004 by deliberately concealing material facts.”