Ahmed Saleem, a CAIR official and organizer based in Orlando, Florida, was also one of 101 men arrested in a two-county operation that targeted cyber prostitution rings.
Saleem, a Muslim youth coordinator and founder of the Saleem Academy, was traveling in car destined for Clermont that had a license plate that said, “Invest in children,” with the hopes of having sex with a child.
The two-week joint sting, known as “Operation L and P,” was conducted in both Lake and Polk counties. It not only resulted in a bust that further stains the questionable Counsel On Islamic American Relations (CAIR), but numerous men that had jobs working with children, including theme park workers at Universal Orlando and SeaWorld, and a former Walt Disney World cast member who left that job before his arrest.
SeaWorld also confirmed that the men arrested and charged in the case were no longer employed at the theme park.
“These are very dangerous people and they are after our children,” said Grady Judd of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. “He’s well known as a community outreach leader interacting with teens in and around the Orlando area.”
During the first week, investigators say, 22 people traveled to Clermont to have sex with children ranging between the ages of 10- to 14-years-old.
Seventy-nine others were arrested on charges connected to prostitution.