Iowa imam charged with sexual abuse; SNAP responds

Iowa imam charged with sexual abuse; SNAP responds

Statement by Barbara Dorris, Outreach Director, 314-862-7688 SNAPdorris@gmail.com

Police have charged an Iowa imam with sexual abuse and sexual exploitation by a member of the clergy.

A 42-year-old woman and her 18-year-old daughter were sexually assaulted by a Muslim religious official in their home. Nermin Spahic was invited into their home to perform a religious ceremony to help with the daughter’s personal issues. 

It is outrageous that a man would abuse his religious status. We urge officials at the Islamic and Cultural Center Bosniak to encourage anyone with more information to contact the authorities.

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