Former Ann Arbor-area charter middle school teacher Akram Al-Tameemi has been accused of sexually touching a 12-year-old female student and is facing two felonies. The alleged incidents both took place at Multicultural Academy; the girl claimed Al-Tameemi touched her leg and breast during a make-up test while her hand placement was hidden by a piece of paper. Al-Tameemi’s attorney dismissed the student’s claims as lacking credibility, while the prosecution argued the teacher had been grooming her through a series of small touches that culminated in the alleged assault.
Ex-Ann Arbor Charter Middle School Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault
Akram Al-Tameemi, previously a science teacher at a Charter Middle School in the Ann Arbor area, is facing two felonies after being accused of sexual misconduct involving a 12-year-old female student. Al-Tameemi has been bound over to the circuit court.
The student testified in front of Judge Cedric Simpson during the preliminary examination at 14A District Court on Oct. 17. She accused Al-Tameemi of inappropriate touching on two separate occasions at Multicultural Academy, located at 5550 Platt Road in Pittsfield Township.
The Multicultural Academy, however, has not provided any commentary on the case or Al-Tameemi’s work history. An employee of the school, Terry Farha, confirmed Al-Tameemi is no longer associated with the institution.
The student, disclosed that Al-Tameemi, 54, had sexually touched her while she was taking a makeup test in November 2022, and at another incident prior to that. She said Al-Tameemi kept the act concealed with the help of a test paper while other students were present.
However, Al-Tameemi’s attorney, Mark Satawa, countered the accusations, stating that it’s unlikely for such an incident to remain unnoticed by other students.
The prosecution argued that the student trusted and liked Al-Tameemi, and it was during the test she realized his actions were sexually motivated.
Al-Tameemi is currently free on a $5,000 bond and is set to attend a pre-trial hearing, scheduled for Dec. 5 before Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Carol Kuhnke.
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