An imam who works as a chaplain at a New York City jail has been arrested for allegedly propositioning an undercover police officer posing as a prostitute.
Aziz-Ud Bin Bilal was arrested Tuesday for allegedly offering $25 for sex to the officer who was part of a sting operation called "Losing Proposition,'' reports the Wall Street Journal.
He's worked at Rikers Island since 1990.
It couldn't immediately be determined if Bilal, also known as Charles Bilal, had a lawyer. He couldn't be reached for comment.
The Department of Correction said Bilal was suspended without pay.
The agency also is investigating imam in a separate incident involving a handgun that allegedly was found inside his car last year.
No criminal charges have been filed.
Bilal twice ran unsuccessfully for City Council.