Echo investigation of illegal sexual misconduct ongoing

Court finalizes trial dates

Sam Orloff

The court cases of middle school instructional assistant Jarrell Smith and high school substitute custodian Fasel Mohamed Ali continue to progress.

According to Hennepin County Attorney’s Office media coordinator Chuck Laszewski, the trial dates for Ali and Smith have been set.

Laszewski said Fasel Ali’s trial began April 19 and Smith’s trial is set for May 31.

Laszewski confirmed both Ali and Smith are charged with criminal sexual conduct, in separate incidents.

Echo will continue to investigate both cases.