Cook County to pursue grand jury indictment against head of Chicago-area Islamic school

Authorities in Cook County say grand jury indictments will be pursued against the head of a suburban Chicago Islamic school who is charged with sexual assault.

Assistant State's Attorney David Shin tells the Chicago Tribune ( ) that he will present evidence to a grand jury later this week in the case of 75-year-old Mohammad Abdullah Saleem of Gilberts. Separately, Saleem is due in court Tuesday on charges of sex abuse and battery of a female school employee. The charges were filed last month.

Shin said Saleem posted bond and was released. Saleem's attorney has denied the allegations. Shin says Saleem was ordered not to have contact with the victim or anyone under age 18, and surrender his passport.

Saleem also faces a civil lawsuit in connection with the case.


Information from: Chicago Tribune,