Man charged with sexually abusing 10-year-old girl inside Queens mosque

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Friday, August 28, 2015

CORONA (WABC) -- A Queens man is under arrest and facing charges after authorities say he sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl in the basement of a Corona mosque.

The alleged incident happened around 1 p.m. Thursday inside the Fultoli Jame Masjid Mosque on 101st Avenue.

Prosecutors say 63-year-old Md Uddin approached the girl and placed his arm around her shoulder before taking her to a corner of the basement.

He allegedly hugged her from behind and grabbed and squeezed her breasts over and under her clothing while stating, "Does this feel good? Do you like this?"

Uddin then allegedly kissed her about the forehead and cheeks while telling her not to tell anyone about it.

The girl went home and told a family member, who then contacted authorities.

"These are serious accusations in which an alleged sexual predator stalked his victim in a place of worship," Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. "And, if true, cannot go unpunished."

Uddin is charged with first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison.