A Canadian Inam who preaches at the Port Coquitlam, B.C. Mosque has been sentenced to prison for 3 years and 6 months, he will also be placed on the sexual offenders list for 20 years.
Saadeldin Bahr, who also uses the name Dr. Saad, was the spiritual director at the Masjid Al-Hidayah and Islamic Cultural Centre.
In September 2013, Bahr was charged with one count of sexual assault against a female attendee at the mosque. Her identity is protected by a publication ban.
In court documents, the victim said she sought spiritual advice from Bahr in June 2013.
With her family waiting downstairs, she alleged Bahr led her into a storage room on the second floor of the mosque, where he first groped her and then sexually assaulted her — telling her it was part of his “treatment.”
She said he told her not to tell her family about the incident.
Her family said Bahr told them not to believe anything she said as she was “delusional” and “under a bad curse.”
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