SEXUAL ABUSE: Spahic Trial Scheduled
A Des Moines metro religious leader was in Polk County Court Thursday morning to set a date in his sexual abuse trial. Forty-year-old Nermin Spahic is charged with one charge of third-degree sexual abuse and two counts of sexual exploitation by a counselor or therapist. A Johnston woman claims Spahic, who is an imam at the Des Moines Islamic and Cultural Center Bosniak, molested her and her daughter while performing a ceremonial ritual.