Saadeldin Bahr, the 55-year-old former imam and spiritual leader of the Masjid Al-Hidayah and Islamic Cultural Centre in Port Coquitlam, BC, has been convicted of one count of sexual assault and sentenced to three and a half years in prison.
Back in September, 2013, a female member of the mosque asked Saadeldin Bahr for spiritual guidance.
Watch as I tell you some of the graphic details of the assault, the attempted cover up, and the imam's victim-blaming in court.
As always, I wanted to give the Masjid Al-Hidayah and Islamic Cultural Centre a chance to respond before I put out my story. I called and tried asking one simple question:
What policies will you put in place to make sure this doesn’t happen again?