United Talmudical Academy

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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