In August, Des Moines imam Nermin Spahic was arrested after two women accused him of sexual abuse.
Imam Spahic reportedly abused the women during a religious ceremony.
Now the Des Moines imam is asking a judge to drop the charges arguing that it violates his religious freedom.
The Des Moines Register reported, via Religion of Peace:
An attorney for a Des Moines Islamic leader charged with sexual abuse and exploitation is asking a judge to drop two of the charges, arguing that they violate the man’s religious freedom.
In a motion to dismiss filed last week in Polk County District Court, Des Moines defense attorney Angela Campbell argued that Nermin Spahic, 40, had never met the two women who accused him of sexual abuse before the day of a religious ceremony that led to his arrest. The motion also says that Spahic never claimed to offer “mental health services” or counseling.
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