Nechemya Weberman

Yeshiva Principal Sentenced To 55 Years

02/08/2013

Emanuel Yegutkin, 33, the former principal of Elite High School in Bensonhurst, was sentenced to 55 years in prison Thursday for abusing three boys over 10 years. The boys were not his students.

Wrong Message On Weberman Sentencing

In sentencing Nechemya Weberman to 103 years in jail last week for sexually abusing a young woman from the Satmar chasidic community, Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice John Ingram said he hoped to send a message “to all victims of sexual abuse that your cries will be heard and justice will be done.”

The Satmar sect, of which Necheyma Weberman is a member, mourn the death of their rabbi in 2006. Getty Images

Nechemya Weberman Sentenced to 103 Years For Sexual Abuse

01/22/2013

Chasidic counselor Nechemya Weberman was sentenced to 103 years in prison for sexual abuse of a teenage female patient over several years.

Abuse Whistleblower Battling Both Haredi Community, DA

Sam Kellner, who says his son was abused, helped the Brooklyn DA in his fight against child sexual abuse. Now, Kellner himself is himself facing accusations of extortion. Is he being set up?

01/14/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

For Jews, Chanukah is a season of light and miracles. It wasn’t like that last month for Sam Kellner, a chasidic resident of Brooklyn’s Borough Park.

Sam Kellner, left, with his attorney, Michael Dowd (seated), and Dowd¹s associate, Niall MacGiollabhui. Hella Winston

In Abuse Case, A Significant Victory

12/11/2012
Editorial

Reporting a sexual assault to the police and testifying at an attacker’s trial cannot be easy for any victim of a sex crime. As the case of Nechemya Weberman, the 54-year-old unlicensed therapist from the Satmar community convicted this week of sexual abuse, has made shockingly clear, however, doing so as a member of the haredi community comes with its own particular perils.

Weberman Abuse Case Exposes Role Of Shadowy ‘Modesty Committees’

Tactics of freelance ‘purity’ guardians in Satmar community revealed as a result of young woman’s testimony.

12/11/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

The case of Nechemya Weberman, an unlicensed chasidic therapist who was convicted Monday on 59 counts of abuse and faces up to 117 years in prison, is noteworthy for a number of reasons, chief among them the fact that his victim pressed charges in the first place.

Nechemya Weberman was convicted Monday on 59 counts of abuse. NY Daily News

Weberman Conviction Seen As Strong Step Forward

12/11/2012

Reacting to the conviction of Nechemya Weberman of Williamsburg on charges of sexually abusing a minor, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J.Hynes said he hoped the case would open doors for more abuse victims to come forward and seek justice. “The victim showed great courage to come forward in a very difficult time,” said Hynes in a statement. “Hopefully, this verdict will lead to the understanding for other women that they can come forward as well.”

Weberman Convicted On All Counts

Jury finds unlicensed therapist abused girl who 'didn't fit in' at her school.

12/10/2012

Nechemya Weberman, the unlicensed therapist charged with sexually abusing a young Satmar chasidic girl he was counseling, faces 117 years in jail after being convcited of 59 counts in the case. A jury delivered the verdict   Monday afternoon in state Supreme Court, the first full day after deliberations began on Friday.

Weberman faced a total of 88 counts brought by prosecutors, all related to the same victim, but the charges were consolidated to 59 when the case went to the jury.

Nechemya Weberman: Faces more than a century of jail.

Trial Exposes Shadowy Chasidic 'Modesty Committees'

Young woman's testimony reveals tactics of freelance ‘purity’ guardians in Satmar community.

12/06/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

For more than a week, spectators and members of the press have been packing the Brooklyn courtroom where a prominent chasidic man is on trial for sexually abusing a girl from the Satmar community who was sent to him for counseling. The case is noteworthy for a number of reasons, chief among them the fact that the young woman pressed charges in the first place.

Rabbi Weberman is on trial for sexually abusing a girl from the Satmar community.
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