Ultra-Orthodox

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

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

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes

Brooklyn DA Forming Task Force After Facing Criticism Over Handling Of Child Sex Abuse Cases

Under the suggestion of former Mayor Ed Koch, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes is putting together a task force Friday to address witness intimidation issues in sex crime cases in the communities.

05/23/2012

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Man in Brooklyn (file / credit: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Report: Brooklyn DA Gives Special Treatment To Ultra-Orthodox Defendants In Sex Abuse Cases

The Brooklyn District Attorney conceals the names of Ultra-Orthodox Jewish defendants and didn’t raise objection to rabbis deciding whether an allegation of abuse can be brought to police or the DA, a report said.

05/11/2012