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Man Accused of Throwing Bleach At Brooklyn Rabbi Who Aids Abuse Victims

Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg (credit: CBS 2)

Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg (credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A man has been arrested for allegedly throwing bleach at a rabbi who advocates for sexual abuse victims.

Meilech Schnitzler is expected to be charged with attacking Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg on a street in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn on Tuesday afternoon, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.

The bleach hit Rosenberg in the eye, police said.

The 62-year-old victim runs a web site that publicizes child sexual abuse victims in the Satmar Hasidic community.

Rosenberg recently spoke out against counselor Nechemya Weberman, a prominent member of the community who was convicted on Monday of repeatedly sexually abusing a girl over a three-year period.

Schnitzler is believed to be the son of a man the rabbi considers a pedophile, Kelly said.

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