Sex Imam Beats Rap Up North; Now U.S. Gets Him

A Toronto imam who was acquitted of sex charges in Canada earlier this week was re-arrested and will be extradited to the United States, where he is wanted on charges of criminal sexual contact with a person under 13. He is alleged to have committed the sexual assaults on U.S. soil between 2000 and 2005, police said Thursday.


Mohammad Masroor was charged two years ago [in Canada] with sexually assaulting six people between November 2008 and July 2011. He was also charged with threatening death. At the time of his 2011 arrest, Masroor was an imam teaching the Qur’an to children at an east-end mosque. On Wednesday, after standing trial on seven sex-related charges, he was acquitted on all counts.

Masroor — of Bangladeshi origin — has been in Canada since 2008, police said.

He has traveled extensively with the aid of three passports under different names.

[image via the Toronto Sun]