Hasidic Jewish Counselor Sentenced to 103 Years for Child Sexual Abuse

By Vasili Sushko (The Voice of Russia)
January 23, 2013

A judge sentenced on Tuesday a religion counselor in an ultra Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn 103 years behind bars for sexually abusing a young girl for a period of three years, starting when the victim was only 12 years old.

On Dec. 9, a jury found Nechemya Weberman, 54, guilty of 59 counts of sexual abuse, including at one point forcing the girl to perform oral sex.

Voice of Russia New York correspondent Vasili Sushko reports.