The Legal Herald Logo
Legal Analysis By Attorneys
Breaking Legal News

Houston, Texas - Islamic Leader Imam Mohamed Omar Ali Accused of Sexually Abusing At Least 4 Children

Published: January 8, 2020
By: Joe LaFrance
Last Updated on December 15, 2020

Imam Mohamed Omar Ali Charged with Sexually Abusing 4 Children, More Victims Suspected

Imam Mohamed Omar Ali has been accused of sexually abusing at least four children he met through his position as a leader in Fort Bend County's Muslim community. He was arrested on January 3 and has been charged with three counts of indecency with a child and one count of sexual assault of a child.

The alleged abuse is believed to have started in 2013. Officials believe that Ali abused several victims in their homes during Quran lessons and that he meets families for lessons at mosques in the area. Four victims have come forward but police suspect that there are others who are afraid to report being abused.

Ali has been a religious leader at several mosques in Fort Bend County and Houston, but police have not named these locations.

He is being held at Fort Bend County jail and could be deported back to Somalia.

Anjali Nigam
Hello, I’m attorney Anjali Nigam. If you or a loved one is a survivor of a similar accident, I’d be happy to discuss your legal options. Call for a free consultation, it would be my honor to help you.
(888) 997-3792

Legal Options For Victims of Sexual Abuse in Religious Communities

Attorney contributor Anjali Nigam currently represents victims of sexual abuse in civil lawsuits. Anjali has offered to add some of his thoughts on the legal rights of religious organization sex abuse victims and their families:

Sexual abuse is a major problem in virtually all types of religious communities. Sexual predators often seek out leadership positions in these communities, where they exploit the trust of their followers in order to commit heinous crimes against children. When a religious leader sexually abuses children he met through his position, the victims and their families have legal rights.

In cases of sexual abuse within religious organizations, the victims and their families may be able to find justice in both criminal and civil courtrooms. Reporting the abuse to law enforcement may result in a criminal investigation and prosecution. Additionally, there are some situations in which these victims and families may have grounds for a lawsuit against the abuser or the religious organization itself.

For example, a religious organization could be held liable for covering up previous reports of sexual abuse involving the accused leader.

If you or a loved one has been sexually abused in a religious organization, you can learn more about your legal options in a free consultation with one of our experienced sex abuse victims lawyers.


Got A Tip Or Questions 
About A Story?
Call Us!
The Legal Herald
About the Author
Joe LaFrance
About Joe LaFrance
Editor: Joe is a content writer with a focus on the legal field. He covers cases of sexual abuse, drunk driving, and preventable violent crime for the Legal Herald. Contact Joe: This article was fact checked prior to publishing by this author to ensure compliance with our rigorous editorial standards. We will only use authoritative sources. Our values compel us to provide only trustworthy information. If you find an error, please contact us.
Read some recent posts
Find A Local Lawyer

  • Details
  • Incident
Want To Contribute Breaking News? 
Contact Us Today
Legal Herald
10355 Kensington Shore Dr. #102
Orlando, FL 32827
Call: (888) 997-3792
© 2020 The Legal Herald, a division of Eagle Peak Marketing, LLC. All rights reserved.

We would like our readers to know that the information in this story may be sourced from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will correct them if and when they are brought to our attention or we discover them through our editing process. If you have any concerns about this post, please contact us immediately and we will rectify issues. DISCLAIMER: The material contained in this post is for general informational purposes. It is not intended to constitute or express legal or medical advice. Any laws referenced herein are substantially based on general legal principles and may not be applicable to your particular situation. Laws can often be different from one jurisdiction to the next. The Legal Herald is not a law firm. Law firms and lawyers from around the country may apply to become a sponsor or contributor to The Legal Herald.
SitemapMedia RoomDisclaimer / Terms Of Service & Privacy Policy