Christian charity boss quits after affair with with victim of sex slavery

A CHRISTIAN charity boss has resigned after having an affair with a volunteer he helped to rescue from sex slavery.

Married father-of-three Wilson Chowdhry, 47, has admitted there were “moral failures” over his sexual relationship with a 33-year-old Australian woman.

Wilson Chowdhry quit amid a probe from the Charity Commission

Wilson Chowdhry quit amid a probe from the Charity CommissionCredit: supplied

When the affair ended in 2019, she told police Chowdhry had raped her in Australia.

Police there and in the UK investigated but did not bring charges.

She went to the Charity Commission, which began a probe last year.

Chowdhry then quit as chairman of Essex-based British Pakistani Christians Ltd.

Last month the regulator published a report into the charity.

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It raised serious concerns over the competence of the trustees to safeguard vulnerable people and to account for donations it spent overseas.

It also reprimanded the charity for publicly attacking the woman as a liar.

The commission’s Tracy Howarth said: “The charity’s trustees lacked sufficient oversight and expertise to protect people.”

Chowdhry once received an award from Boris Johnson for his charitable work.

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Chowdhry — whose wife Juliet remains a trustee of the charity — admitted “moral failures” when approached by The Sun on Sunday.

The charity, now the British Asian Christian Association, said: “We spent three years under investigation. We feel no need to say any more.”