Elderly Man Convicted of Sexually Abusing a Child Claims Another Victim

Amoud Omar Yusuf is accused of molesting a 4-year-old girl.

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Photo: Stearns County Jail

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – An elderly man previously convicted of sexually abusing a child is now being accused of assaulting another child.

In 2006, Amoud Omar Yusuf molested an 11-year-old boy. Yusuf, now 87 years old, was convicted of second-degree criminal sexual conduct in 2009. Now a second victim is coming forward.

A criminal complaint filed in Stearns County District Court states Yusuf assaulted a four-year-old girl from April 2009 to April 2010. Investigators say the abuse took place on the 1400 block of 9th Avenue South in St. Cloud.

The victim, now 12 years old, lived in the same apartment building as Yusuf at the time of the abuse. At the time, the victim’s mother was working as a personal care assistant for Yusuf. While the mother maintains she never left the young girl alone with Yusuf, the victim reports being called into his room to perform sexual acts on him. She did as she was told, believing she had to.

Yusuf denies the allegations, claiming the victim is lying. However, Yusuf does admit to babysitting the child.

The complaint was filed in November of 2016, and Yusuf was arrested May 26. He was released after posting bond. It is unclear why the victim waited to come forward.

Yusuf’s next hearing is scheduled for June 16.

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