Skip to comments.Hasidic Therapist Sentenced to 103 Years in Sexual Abuse Case
Posted on 01/22/2013 3:26:04 PM PST by KantianBurke
An unlicensed therapist who was a prominent member of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn was sentenced on Tuesday to 103 years in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a young woman, beginning the attacks when she was 12.
Mr. Hynes has said he believes the case may be a turning point for ultra-Orthodox victims of sexual abuse. In addition to convicting Mr. Weberman, his office also charged seven Hasidic men with bribery and intimidation of Mr. Webermans victim, who testified over four days. Prosecutors say they know of more victims who were too afraid to testify.
If there is one message to take away from this case, it is that this office will pursue the evil of sexual abuse of a child no matter where it occurs in this county, Mr. Hynes said in a statement. The abuse of a child cannot be swept under the rug or dealt with by insular groups believing only they know what is best for their community.
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These strong orthodox communities often teach that they should not get gentile authorities involved with matters of wrongs committed between Jews. If someone does, they can get kicked out of the community, made a pariah.
Sounds like the mafia.
The Mafia would kill you... not QUITE the same thing.
I’ve heard that this is a big problem in the Hasidic community, because they are so insular and don’t like to take their problems to outside authorities. So, if someone is abused they are discouraged from going to the police, and if they do, they can be ostracized by the community, instead of the abuser.
None. These are what would be known in the olden days as Frankistim, or the followers of Jacob Frank, a false Messiah who encouraged deliberate immorality.
Actually, sounds remarkably like the whole Catholic Church coverup thing.
More important to protect the image of the community than the children of the community.