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Tariq Ahmad, a veteran teacher at Nur-Ul-Islam Academy, a private school in Cooper City, Florida is now the subject of a multi-victim child sexual abuse investigation by law enforcement officials.
Ahmad, a 35 year old male, stands accused of forcing three teenage girls, ages 14 and 15 at the time, to have sexual intercourse with him while they were students at the Academy between 2006 and 2008. Tariq Ahmad started working at Nur-Ul Islam Academy in August 2006 according to his LinkedIn page. It is alleged the Nur-Ul-Islam Academy allowed Ahmad to remain a teacher even after receiving a complaint accusing Ahman of sexually abusing a child.
Tariq Ahmad previously worked in the Broward County public school district from 2001 to 2005 as a substitute teacher and teacher assistant. Ahmad’s employment has been terminated by Nur-Ul Islam Academy. According to its website, Nur-Ul-Islam Academy is a K-through-12-grade college prep school with over 300 students.
Ahmad would allegedly use text messages, social media and even code on the chalk boards in the classroom to set up meetings with the girls. The criminal investigation is being led by the Pembroke Pines Police Department who became involved after a concerned parent notified them that one of the girls was on the telephone late at night with her Tariq Islam. The parent claims to have brought the information to school officials, but received no response. The case has recently been turned over to the Broward County State Attorney’s office and an arrest warrant has been issued. Ahmad’s current location is unknown.
According to attorney Adam Horowitz: “Parents should be able to expect that their children will be safe while entrusted to the care of school officials. A school should never employ a teacher with a history of sexual abuse. The employment of a teacher with a history of sexual abuse complaints places children in grave danger.”
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