Satmar

Abraham Rubin, 50, was sentenced after pleading guilty to trying to intimidate a sexual abuse victim. (credit: handout)

Ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn Man Sentenced For Intimidating Sex Abuse Victim

Abraham Rubin apologized and said he’d made a terrible mistake as he was sentenced Friday in Brooklyn. He was sentenced to four months in jail.

01/13/2014

Nechemya Weberman Leaving Court Dec. 6, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Ultra-Orthodox Leader Found Guilty On Child Sex Abuse Charges

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.

12/10/2012

Nechemya Weberman Leaving Court Dec. 6, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Prosecutors, Defense Make Closing Arguments In Brooklyn Ultra Orthodox Leader’s Sex Abuse Case

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.

12/06/2012

Rabbi Nechemya Weberman (file/credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Orthodox Leader’s Sex Abuse Trial Resumes; Accuser’s Mother Takes Stand

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.

12/03/2012

Nechemya Weberman (credit: Juliet Papa, 1010 WINS)

Brooklyn Orthodox Leader’s Defense Attorney Seeks To Discredit Sex Abuse Victim’s Claims

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.

11/29/2012

Rabbi Nechemya Weberman (file/credit: CBS 2)

Sex Abuse Trial Of Brooklyn Orthodox Leader Continues

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.

11/28/2012