Police Investigate Sexual Battery at Mosque
Tampa Police have arrested an Imam of a Tampa mosque who they say sexually battered a 13-year-old boy inside the mosque.
Police arrested 35-year-old Yaser Mohamed Shahade on Sunday. Shahade is an Imam at the Masjid Omar Al Mukhtar mosque at 1307 W. North B Street.
According to the Tampa Police Department, the victim was staying overnight at the mosque. Investigators say that around 6 a.m. Sunday, Shahade sexually battered the victim.
Shahade was taken to the Hillsborough County Jail.
Investigators say Shahade has been in the U.S. for about two months, and they don't believe there are any other victims.
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