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: Man Slashed In Head Inside Times Square Subway Station
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: Caught On Camera: Innocent Children Caught In Middle Of Brazen Shooting In The Bronx
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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