(CBS) — A renowned religious scholar, known and respected in the Chicago area and across the country is accused of sexually assaulting women at a school he founded.
Mohammed Abdullah Saleem, 75, is charged with sexually abusing a 23-year-old employee last year in Elgin’s Institute of Islamic Education.
After the charges were filed a civil suit accused Saleem of abusing that employee and three others. The school is also a defendant in the lawsuit.
CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports Saleem did not utter a word as he left court Tuesday moments after posting $250,000 bond.