It’s The Chicago Way! Imam Charged With Sexually Assaulting Woman

CHICAGO (AP) – A prominent Islamic scholar and longtime head of a suburban Chicago school has been charged with sexually abusing a 23-year-old woman who worked at the school, authorities said Tuesday. A civil suit filed hours later accuses him of abusing that employee and three students.

Mohammad Abdullah Saleem, 75, who founded the school in Elgin, called Institute of Islamic Education, is charged with felony criminal sexual abuse. Prosecutors say that he abused the woman, an administrative assistant at the time, in a series of escalating incidents over months.