The Islamic Center of Irving is facing backlash from the North Texas Muslim community after allegations surfaced about a man behaving inappropriately with children at the mosque.
The center issued a statement Sunday, saying it had filed a police report Friday after two families reported separate incidents to mosque leadership. The mosque did not provide a timeline for when the incidents occurred.
Community members took issue with the mosque board's decision not to file a police report immediately, a decision critics say allowed the accused man to leave the country before an investigation. Others were outraged that it took leaders so long to inform members of the mosque about the allegations.
An elderly man is accused of kissing two children, the mosque said.