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Prostitution Sting Leads To Arrest Of Rikers Island Imam

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Aerial View Of Rikers Island (credit: CBS 2)

Aerial View Of Rikers Island (credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — An imam who works as a chaplain at a New York City jail has been arrested for allegedly propositioning an undercover police officer posing as a prostitute.

The Wall Street Journal says Aziz-Ud Bin Bilal was arrested Tuesday for allegedly offering $25 for sex to the officer who was part of a sting operation called “Losing Proposition.”

He’s worked at Rikers Island since 1990.

It hasn’t been determined if Bilal, also known as Charles Bilal, has a lawyer. He couldn’t be reached for comment.

The Department of Correction said Bilal was suspended without pay. The agency also is investigating imam in a separate incident involving a handgun that allegedly was found inside his car last year.

No criminal charges have been filed.

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