One of the men arrested in a $20 million Satmar family mortgage fraud conspiracy is the same man who was convicted of trying to intimidate a witness against notorious Hasidic sex abuser Nechemya Weberman.
Though ineligible for our main list because of her anonymity (hence no photograph), the bravery of one young ultra-Orthodox woman merits special note.
The young Orthodox woman whose testimony of sexual abuse was the basis for the arrest and conviction of counselor Nechemya Weberman was booed out of synagogue on Rosh Hashana, the New York Post reported Monday.
Nechemya Weberman was dubbed the ‘devil of Williamsburg’ for repeatedly sexually abusing a girl in his care. What about the devoted wife he left behind?
When Brooklyn District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes first took office in 1990, the New York City borough was one of the most violent urban areas in the United States.
The 103-year prison sentence a judge slapped on convicted child molester Nechemya Weberman was reportedly slashed by more than half.
So-called modesty patrols were little known outside the Hasidic community. Their actions have loomed larger since the explosive conviction of Nechemya Weberman.
How long is too long? That’s what many are asking after a judge sentenced Nechemya Weberman 103 years in prison — and prosecutors hailed it as a message to the ultra-Orthodox.
The stunning 103-year prison term imposed on Nechemya Weberman has unleashed a fierce debate. Will it deter or encourage other sex abuse victims to step forward?
Nechemya Weberman, the unlicensed ultra-Orthodox ‘therapist’ convicted of molesting a young girl in his care, was sentenced to 103 years in prison.