Note: Would you believe his name is Muhammad? (The ‘Md’ below is the abbreviated form of the name ‘Muhammad.’)
A 63-year-old Queens man is being criminally charged with sexually fondling a preteen girl in the basement of a mosque, the borough’s chief prosecutor said Friday.
Md Uddin, of 97th Street in the Corona neighborhood, was being held on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, prosecutors said.
“These are serious accusations in which an alleged sexual predator stalked his victim in a place of worship and, if true, cannot go unpunished,” said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
Uddin is accused luring the 10-year-old girl to the basement of the Fultoli Jame Masjid Mosque just before 1 p.m. Thursday and fondling her breasts over and under her clothing, according to the charges.
“Does this feel good? Do you like this?” he said to the girl, according to the charges. “Don’t tell anyone about this.”
The victim went home and told a family member who subsequently contacted authorities.
There was no information as to whether Uddin had obtained a lawyer who could comment on the charges.