Elgin Muslim Cleric Rejects Plea Deal In Alleged Sexual Abuse Case
Imam Mohammed Abdullah Saleem is accused of abusing a female minor while she studied at his Institute for Islamic Education.
According to court documents he pulled her onto his lap and grabbed her breast. He’s facing six counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in connection with two victims.
He appeared in Cook County Court today for a hearing that lasted around 10 minutes. Cook County Judge James Karahailos said Saleem rejected a plea deal though few details were discussed.