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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
File photo shows female students at a Quran course in the Anatolian province of Çorum. AA photo
An imam was detained after allegedly abusing his formerstudent, R.K., on the street in the southern province of Kahramanmaraş, dailyVatan reported yesterday.
The imam allegedly kissed the 19-year-old girl on thelips after the girl kissed his hands to show her respect when they encounteredeach other on the street.
"I said hello when I saw him because he taught methe Quran before. I kissed his hands," the girl said. "He kissed meon the cheek at first. Then he kissed me on the lips."
"I kissed you [on the lips] because you read theQuran with your lips," the imam reportedly said when the girl reacted.
The man said R.K. was his child and that he could kissher when a relative of the girl intervened in the incident.
After the girl called police, the imam reportedly offeredto buy ice cream for the girl and her relative to clear up the“misunderstanding.”
Police detained the imam, but a Kahramanmaraş courtreleased him pending trail.
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