vendredi 22 novembre 2013


Florida: Mosque youth leader admits making child porn video of 14-year-old male student

A Muslim immigrant from Pakistan. 

2008 file photo shows Umair Sheikh studying during a Hafiz class. (Sun Sentinel file photo / January 23, 2013

via S. Florida mosque youth group leader admits making child porn video of student – Sun Sentinel.

A religious youth group leader admitted Tuesday that he made a child pornography video of one of his 14-year-old male students, court records show.

Umair Tayyab Sheikh, 24, of Cooper City, faces at least 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a charge of coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct to make child pornography.

FBI agents began investigating Sheikh in September 2012 when they realized that someone was sharing inappropriate sexual images of young children online from a computer at the home Sheikh shared with his parents.

Sheikh, a U.S. citizen who was born in Pakistan, was getting married in Pakistan when officials searched his computer at the Cooper City residence. He was arrested Jan. 5 when his flight landed in Miami.

Sheikh admitted he had child pornography on his computer as well as on a laptop and phone he had brought overseas with him, agents said. He told them he preferred videos of girls between the ages of 12 and 15 and admitted that he had pornographic images and videos of young children, court records show.

Sheikh also admitted that his laptop contained a video he made of a 14-year-old male student masturbating, records show. The name of the mosque where Sheikh led the youth group was not included in court records.

“The video depicts Sheikh undressing … [the boy] … and forcing him to masturbate. 

The victim … is visibly upset and embarrassed in the video. The victim … stated that Sheikh had convinced his parents to allow Sheikh to continue religious classes with him over the summer break. Sheikh convinced the parents that their son would best be able to lean the Koran if he stayed at Sheikh’s home on weekends during summer vacation,” according to the plea agreement Sheikh signed.

Prosecutors said they will recommend that Sheikh serve 15 years in federal prison followed by 20 years of supervised release. He also must register as a sex offender. Sheikh, who has been imprisoned since his arrest, is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 11 by U.S. District Judge Robert Scola in federal court in Miami.

Previously: Florida: Mosque youth leader in child porn case, admits taping teen boy masturbating
Sheikh acknowledged he made a video of a teenage boy from his group masturbating, but denied sharing it with anyone, according to federal authorities. 

Sheikh allegedly told FBI agents that he made the recording at the boy’s request and only watched it when the boy came to his Cooper City home, court records show.


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