Pearland TX

Islamic Religious Leader Arrested for Sexual Assault


IMG_9961On January 3, 2020, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office served 4 warrants to a local Islamic Religious Leader. Mohamed Omar Ali, 59, is a Somalian Native who resides in the Houston area of Fort Bend County.

Ali was arrested and charged with 3 counts of Indecency with a Child and 1 count of Sexual assault of a Child. There are 4 victims who were minors at the time of the assaults which started in 2013.

Ali is a well-known Imam in the Islamic community and teaches throughout Texas and the country. We believe there are other victims locally and possibly nationally.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office asks that if you are a victim or have information regarding possible victims, please call Sgt. Jonathan Howell at 281-341-4797.

Ali is currently in the Fort Bend County jail with $125,000 in bonds. Immigration has also placed a hold on Ali.

“This is sickening and an abuse of power,” said Sheriff Troy Nehls. “If your children have had contact with this man, please talk to them. Victims’ identities will be protected.”

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