Prosecution statements handed over in Muslim scholar child abuse case

Statements filed by the prosecution were yesterday handed over to the Muslim scholar charged with sexually molesting three boys when the case was called at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court.

After receiving the statements from Magistrate Alex Moore, Nezaam Ali, of Lot 268 Section ‘C 5’ South, Turkeyen, was escorted by a police rank out of the courtroom. He is expected to return to court on April 9 and 10.

Ali, 30, who was attached to the Turkeyen Masjid, is charged with three counts of sexual activity with a child by abusing a position of trust.

It is alleged that he sexually assaulted three boys under the age of 12 years, between December 5 and December 31, last year, at ‘D’ Field Sophia.

The allegations against Ali came to light when the Child Care and Protection Agency (CC&PA) received an anonymous tip and launched an investigation. Ali was employed by the Central Islamic Organization of Guyana (CIOG).

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