On the third day of deliberations, Henry Granderson, also known as Muhammad Bilal, a 63-year-old Jersey City music teacher, was found guilty of the aggravated sexual assault of a student who was as young as 8 years old at the time of the abuse.
Just after noon today, the jury found Granderson guilty of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child for the sexual abuse of the now 11-year-old girl, which took place on Jan. 5, 2013 — the day the girl went to police. He was convicted of the same charges regarding his sexual abuse of the girl between Jan. 1, 2011 and Jan. 4, 2013.
Under the name Bilal, he performed at the inauguration ceremonies of former Jersey City mayors, Jerramiah Healy and Glenn D. Cunningham.
Granderson will be sentenced Dec. 18 by Hudson County Superior Court Judge Joseph Isabella in the Hudson County Administration Building in Jersey City.