Dhaka, Aug 17 (bdnews24.com) – A Bangladeshi-born religious leader has been charged with a number of sexual offences against his students in Canada.
Mohammad Masroor, 48, was arrested on Aug 10 in a case involving sexual abuse of five people, both male and female, local newspapers said.
Masroor, believed to have travelled extensively around the world, faces 13 charges, The Canadian Post reported on Wednesday.
A department of education and training official Karen Armstrong said Masroor had abused his position of authority when he taught the Quran to students at Baitul Mukarram Islamic Society and in private homes in Toronto.
He has been living in Canada since 2008.
Armstrong said apart from Bangladesh, Masroor also worked and lived in France, Germany, Hungary, Singapore, Sri Lanka and most recently in Florida and Michigan in the United States.
“We are appealing to the public to help us find other victims,” Armstrong was further quoted by the website as saying.