A 63-year-old man has been charged for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl inside an Ozone Park mosque Thursday night, according to authorities.
Md Uddin from Corona is currently awaiting arraignment in Queens Criminal Court on charges of sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced Friday.
According to the charges, Uddin approached the child in the basement of the Fultoli Jame Masjid Mosque, located at 84-05 101st Ave., just before 1 p.m. on Thursday. He placed his arm around her shoulder and took her to a corner of the basement.
He then allegedly hugged the girl from behind, and grabbed and squeezed her breasts over and under her clothing while saying, “Does this feel good? Do you like this?” He then kissed her about the forehead and cheeks while saying, “Don’t tell anyone about this.”
The incident surfaced when the child went home and told a family member, who then contacted the authorities.
“These are serious accusations in which an alleged sexual predator stalked his victim in a place of worship and, if true, cannot go unpunished,” Brown said.
If convicted, Uddin faces up to seven years in prison.