By Christina Carrega-Woodby (NY Daily News)
December 10, 2015
A 50-year prison sentence for a Hasidic Jewish leader convicted of sexually molesting a young girl for three years was upheld by an appellate court.
Nechemya Weberman, 56, filed the appeal shortly after he was sentenced in January 2013 by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice John Ingram for his horrendous acts to a then-12-year-old girl he was supposed to be counseling.
Weberman’s attorneys filed the appeal in a bid to overturn the conviction, citing that they were not allowed to present a fair case during the jury trial.
In the end, the appellate court agreed to dismiss just two of the 59 counts.