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.”READ MORE: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
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.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers To Take Effect After Federal Appeals Court Lifts Temporary Ban
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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