Toggle Menu

Rap Sheet

Links on R&P from around the web

Jewish Community Rallies Around Alleged Abuser

posted on June 12, 2012

The Associated Press’ Colleen Long reports that Brooklyn’s Jewish orthodox community continues to defend Nechemya Weberman, a man who is accused of molesting a girl. The “girl, now 17, was sent to Weberman at age 12 because she’d been asking theological questions and he had a reputation for helping people back on the spiritual path.” Since being accused, Weberman has pleaded not guilty; many Hasidic newspapers also assert his innocence. “Members are encouraged to first speak to a rabbi before going to secular authorities,” Long writes,” and as a result, cases rarely make it to outside law enforcement.”

Read at Associated Press