Weberman said “no thank you” when asked if he wished to speak. He and his wife had no visible reaction to the sentence.
Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg said he was walking along a street in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn on Tuesday afternoon when a man threw the liquid at him.
Brooklyn ultra-Orthodox Jewish leader Nechemya Weberman became a convicted pedophile Monday, when a jury found him guilty on 60 counts of child sex abuse.
Nechemya Weberman, 54, smiled as he left the courthouse with his wife on Thursday, seeming upbeat. But it could be his last night as a free man.
On the day his accuser turned 18 years old, the counselor walked into court and told the jury he never sexually abused anyone inside his Brooklyn home office.
The mother of the now-17-year-old accuser testified that she trusted counselor Nechemya Weberman. But the woman testified that she had no idea that her daughter was locked in a room alone with a man, which is a clear violation of Satmar law.
The trial was set to continue Monday for a prominent Brooklyn Orthodox Jewish leader accused of sexually abusing a now-17-year-old girl.
Defense lawyer Michael Farkus suggested that the now-17-year-old accuser who said the counselor sexually abused her for three years made it all up.
In defense of Nechemya Weberman, his attorney Michael Farkas suggested that the now-17-year-old victim brought charges of sexual abuse against the counselor out of a desire for revenge because she believes he told her father that she had a relationship with a boyfriend, something forbidden in the ultra Orthodox Satmar community.
In a quiet, controlled voice, the now-married 17-year-old said she endured three years abuse at the hands of 54-year-old Nechemya Weberman.
Nechemya Weberman has pleaded not guilty to committing a criminal sex act, rape, endangering the welfare of a child and sexual abuse.
Nechemya Weberman pleaded innocent at his arraignment to charges of criminal sex act, rape, endangering the welfare of a child and sexual abuse.