Former Mosque Teacher Appears In Court Accused Of Sexual Offences

From Wales-Online:
A former teacher at a Cardiff mosque has pleaded not guilty to indecently assaulting young girls.

Mohammed Haji Sadiq, 80, has been charged with 15 offences relating to four different victims all aged under 14, over a 10-year period between 1996 and 2006.

Appearing at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on Friday, Sadiq pleaded not guilty to all 15 charges.

Seven related to allegations of indecent assault on a girl under the age of 14 between 1996 and 2001.

The other eight charges related to allegations of intentionally touching a girl under the age of 13, the touching of which was sexual, between 2004 and 2006.

Sadiq was involved with Madina Mosque, now based in Woodville Road, Cathays, between 1976 and 2006.

Police said Sadiq taught at the mosque until 2006, and since then has had no involvement with the mosque.

The defendant, of Lake Road East, Cyncoed, was remanded on conditional bail to appear at Cardiff Crown Court for his next hearing on January 13.

The defendant told the court that the previously reported spelling of his surname, Saddique, was incorrect

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