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Indictment pursued against US Islamic school head

March 10, 2015

ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois (AP) — A prosecutor says grand jury indictments will be pursued against the head of a suburban Chicago Islamic school who is charged with sexual assault.

Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney David Shin tells the Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/1aZuMCZ ) he will present evidence to a grand jury this week in the case of 75-year-old Mohammad Abdullah Saleem of Gilberts.

Separately, Saleem appeared in court Tuesday on charges of sex abuse and battery of a female school employee. Afterward, defense attorney Raymond Wigell said Saleem was holding up well and cooperating with the grand jury proceedings.

Wigell says Saleem has reduced his presence at the school because of “the questionable allegations.”

Shin says Saleem has been ordered not to have contact with the victim or anyone under age 18 and to surrender his passport.

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Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com

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