Bey pleads innocent

Daily Planet Wire Service
Friday October 18, 2002


OAKLAND – A leader in Oakland's Nation of Islam community pleaded innocent Thursday in Alameda County Superior Court to a charge that he molested a 13-year-old girl 20 years ago. 

Yusef Bey, 66, entered the plea before Judge Allan D. Hymer in Oakland, according to Bey's attorney, Andrew Dosa of Alameda. Bey is now scheduled to return to court Nov. 14 for the setting of a pre-trial conference date. 

A complaint filed Sept. 18 charges Bey with one felony count of committing a lewd act on a child under 14 in September 1981.