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Resentence Set For NY Rabbi In Molestation Case

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NEW YORK (AP) – A federal appeals court has ordered a resentencing of a New York rabbi convicted of molesting his daughter after it tossed out one of the five counts against him.

The Tuesday ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals came after Monsey rabbi Israel Weingarten was convicted of charges that he abused a daughter through much of her childhood. He was sentenced in 2009.

The appeals court struck down a charge of “travel in foreign commerce” on the grounds that the travel involved two foreign countries and not the United States. Weingarten had been sentenced to 10 years in prison on that charge.

During his trial, Weingarten acted as his own attorney and put his daughter, then 27, through a grueling cross examination.

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