Ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn Man Sentenced For Intimidating Sex Abuse VictimAbraham 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.
Brooklyn Ultra-Orthodox Leader Found Guilty On Child Sex Abuse ChargesBrooklyn ultra-Orthodox Jewish leader Nechemya Weberman became a convicted pedophile Monday, when a jury found him guilty on 60 counts of child sex abuse.
Prosecutors, Defense Make Closing Arguments In Brooklyn Ultra Orthodox Leader's Sex Abuse CaseNechemya 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.
Brooklyn Orthodox Leader's Sex Abuse Trial Resumes; Accuser's Mother Takes StandThe 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.
Sex Abuse Trial Of Brooklyn Orthodox Leader ContinuesIn 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.
Brooklyn DA Forming Task Force After Facing Criticism Over Handling Of Child Sex Abuse CasesUnder 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.
Report: Brooklyn DA Gives Special Treatment To Ultra-Orthodox Defendants In Sex Abuse CasesThe 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.