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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

-THE NECHEMYA WEBERMAN TRIAL BEGINS MONDAY NOVEMBER 26,2012 JUSTICE WILL AND MUST PREVAIL

Let us show our united support for the victim, and fill the court room in solidarity. Please remember to remain quiet and respectful

 Nechemya Weberman
NECHEMYA WEBERMAN
                              
The trial of Nechemya Weberman (case # 01589-2011) will be in Kings County New York State Supreme Court, Criminal Term, Part 21, on 320 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 in front of Judge John G. Ingramon  Monday November 26,2012 9 :30 am

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Hundreds of members in Satmar sect backing Nechemya Weberman, 53, who is set to be tried on charges of forcing and raping a young girl perform                                                                                                        /





 Nechemya Weberman



   {  HYNES WAS CRITICIZED BY MAYORS KOCH ,BLOOMBERG AND LEADING COMMUNITY LEADERS FOR  NOT RELEASING THE NAMES OF SEXUAL PREDATORS)

THE MOST high-profile sex abuse trial in years to hit Brooklyn’s insular ultra-Orthodox community is scheduled to begin this week. But hundreds of Satmar Hasids are backing the suspect, not the victim.
Nechemya Weberman, 53, is charged with 88 counts of sexual misconduct for allegedly forcing a teenage girl to repeatedly perform sex acts on him when she was between 12 and 15.
Weberman is a prominent Hasidic counselor, whose ancestor is credited with founding the first yeshiva in Brooklyn.
“It’s going to be a very interesting trial,” said one of the seven attorneys who will argue Weberman’s high-stakes case. All are bound by a judge’s gag order, and declined to discuss details.
Since coming forward last year, the woman, now 18, and her husband have allegedly been the target of a massive intimidation effort, which advocates have argued has long been an obstacle to reporting such cases in the community. More than 1,000 men showed up at a Williamsburg hall this spring to raise $500,000 for Weberman’s legal defense.
But the couple has not wavered in their resolve, even after one man allegedly offered them $500,000 in exchange for their silence, and suggested they flee to Israel. Three other men ripped the husband’s kosher certificate from his restaurant, causing him to shutter the business.

The incidents led to Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes’ filing the most serious witness intimidation indictments ever within the community, against the four men in July.
Their trials are not expected until next year.
The issue of witness intimidation — common in Orthodox enclaves — was highlighted earlier this year in a series of articles that led to criticism of how Hynes handles molestation cases within the community.

In the Weberman case, as the lead member of the ardent Satmar sect’s “modesty committee,” the unlicensed counselor was allegedly helping the sixth-grade girl because she was believed to be unchaste.
Prosecutors say there were six other women who were counseled by him as part of this “modesty committee” who complained about unwanted sexual advances. But the women would not proceed with pressing criminal charges.
Weberman and the teenager’s father secretly videotaped her in bed with an previous boyfriend while she was still underage, which they took to the DA to file statutory rape charges against the man, both the defense and prosecution agree. The teenager threatened suicide, and the statutory rape charges were dropped.
Weberman’s defense argues that the new claims against him are in retaliation for the videotaping and statutory rape charges.
But Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice John Ingram found that argument “speculative and not supported by any facts.” He forbade any mention of the tape at trial.
The Weberman case has stirred up strong emotions in the Hasidic community, which numbers some 250,000 people in Brooklyn. It’s the largest such group outside Israel.
“The community felt we’re under attack because he’s supposedly a problem solver,” while the young woman had left the strictly religious lifestyle, said an acquaintance of the accuser.
Hynes, who had previously came under fire for not releasing names of Orthodox men accused of abuse, has said intimidation of victims and their kin is rampant in that community.
Weberman hails from a prominent lineage. One of his ancestors, Ben Zion Weberman, is credited with helping to establish the very first yeshiva in Brooklyn in 1917. “He is very well respected,” A.J. Weberman, a secular distant cousin who compiled the family history, said of the man facing trial.
The publicity this case and similar ones have garnered is beginning to shift attitudes in the Hasidic community, insiders say.
Awareness is on the rise, said Mark Meyer Appel, founder of the advocacy group Voice of Justice. “There is a major change happening,” he added.

With Simone Weichselbaum


Friday, October 12, 2012

STOP PROTECTING MOLESTERS: DEMONSTRATION AGAINST SATMAR THIS SUNDAY 4:PM


STOP PROTECTING MOLESTERS: DEMONSTRATION AGAINST SATMAR on Sun Oct 14, 4pm in Flatbush


THE BULLIES WITH DISGRACED VITO LOPEZ
                  
STOP PROTECTING MOLESTERS: DEMONSTRATION AGAINST SATMAR          Sun Oct 14, 4pm in Flatbush
           
Satmar Williamsburg under the leadership of R. Zalman Leib Teitelbaum harbors the molesting Rabbi Avrohom Reichman in its schools and defends indicted child rapist R. Nechemya Weberman who was a “torah therapist” to girls from their school. They kept R. Reichman in spite of credible lie detector tests they administered with the accuser, advocate Joel Engelman and the accused, Reichman. They organized a massive fundraiser for Nechemya Weberman and have harassed the young woman who will testify against them and have thrown her nieces and nephews out of schools.  This protection of molesters and harassment of witnesses must stop. This demonstration should help persuade potential donors  to give their money to more honorable mosdos.
Please join us in a demonstration outside a fundraiser for Satmar in Flatbush on Sunday Oct 14, 4 pm outside the home of
Mr and Mrs Shimie Lax, 1342 E. 31stStreet, Brooklyn11210.
Sponsors of this event include:
Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg
Rabbi Yosef Blau
Mark Meyer Appel of Voice of Justice
Yerachmiel Lopin, Frum Follies
Mrs. Pearl Engelman, advocate, Williamsburg
and other individuals and groups advocating against Child Abuse. A more complete list of sponsors will be updated after shabbos.

Some of the protest signs will say, “Satmar Rebbe, Stop Protecting Child Molesters!”
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