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Nechemya Weberman Guilty of Sexually Abusing Girl He Was Counseling

posted on December 12, 2012

At The Daily Beast, Allison Yarrow reports on the conviction of Nechemya Weberman, an unlicensed counselor within the ultraorthodox Satmar Jewish community, who was found guilty of sexual abuse. Many within the Satmar community are still supporting Weberman despite the scandal. Yarrow quotes Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum, a leader in the Satmar community, who earlier this week said in a public address, “A Jewish daughter has descended so low, terrible! Is our sister to be like a whore? When they go down, they go down to the ground.”

Read at The Daily Beast