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WATCH: The Hasidic Jew Serving 103 Years For Sexual Abuse

Posted 08.21.2013 | Religion

Nechemya Weberman, an esteemed religious counselor in New York's Hasidic Jewish community, was sentenced in January to 103 years in prison for sexuall...

Incompetence Or Corruption: Ultra-Orthodox Sex Abuse And The Brooklyn District Attorney

Chaim Levin | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Chaim Levin

It is time that the Brooklyn D.A. take a real stand against victim and advocate intimidation and witness tampering. It appears that the exact opposite is occurring.

Orthodox Counselor Sentenced To 103 Years In Prison

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 03.24.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — An esteemed religious counselor in New York City's ultra-orthodox Jewish community was sentenced Tuesday to 103 years in prison for ...

Exposing Child Predators Without Defaming the Innocent

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 03.13.2013 | Crime
Eliyahu Federman

There is a need to inform the public of suspected sex offenders and empower victims on the one hand but also a need to ensure that innocent people aren't wrongly exposed. How do you balance those two interests when un-arrested individuals are accused of sex crimes?

Orthodox Rabbis Laud Conviction Of Hasidic Man On Sexual Abuse Charges

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 12.13.2012 | Religion

(RNS) The world's largest group of Orthodox rabbis is lauding the process that led to the conviction of a Hasidic Jewish man on Monday (Dec. 10) on se...

Man Arrested For Allegedly Attacking Rabbi With Bleach

AP | Posted 02.11.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A man has been arrested on charges he threw bleach into the face of a New York City rabbi who publicizes claims of child sexual abuse in t...

Hasidic Sexual Abuse Is 'Less' Orthodox Not 'Ultra' Orthodox

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 02.10.2013 | Religion
Eliyahu Federman

Covering up sexual abuse is antithetical to Jewish law. The more ultra pious and Jewishly observant you are the less likely you should be to engage in sexual abuse coverups.

Orthodox Counselor Convicted Of Sexual Abuse

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 02.09.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A respected religious counselor in New York's ultra-orthodox Jewish community was convicted Monday of repeatedly sexually abusing a y...

4 Accused Of Photographing Accuser In Sex Trial

AP | Posted 01.30.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Four men have been arrested on charges they photographed a 17-year-old girl testifying in a New York sexual abuse trial against a rel...

Prosecutors: Hasidic Counselor Abused Teen

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 11.28.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- The alleged abuse started when the victim was 12. The girl, a member of the Satmar Hasidic community, had been sent to the office of Neche...

4 Men Accused Of Trying To Bribe Witness In Rabbi Sex Abuse Trial

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 08.21.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A teenage girl was offered $500,000 to leave the country instead of testifying in an upcoming sex abuse case against her former spiri...

Orthodox Jewish Woman Who Claims Abuse Ostracized By Own Community

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 08.10.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK — The abuse went on for nearly three years before the schoolgirl told anyone that her spiritual adviser was molesting her while he was ...