Student accusing Hamtramck school employee of sexual assault testifies in court

Accuser testifies in Hamtramck school worker sex assault case

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. – A student with special needs who said a school employee sexually assaulted him was in court Thursday to describe the alleged encounter.

UPDATE: Hamtramck school employee’s sex assault charges dismissed

Ibrahim Aljahim is a school employee at Hamtramck's Oakland International Academy and has been charged in the violent sexual assault of a student.

The student testified that Aljahim took him from a classroom Sept. 18, got him into a car, drove off school grounds and sexually assaulted him in the car.

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The student said he got into the car with Aljahim because he follows the Koran and said it teaches him to do what his elders say.

"I was shaking in fear, it was hard for me to move," the 18-year-old student said.

Aljahim is known as a Democratic political activist, aligning himself with national and local politicians. He faces life in prison if convicted. The hearing is expected to continue next week.

Ibrahim Aljahim (WDIV)

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