A judge today sentenced a member of the Brooklyn Orthodox community to 103 years in prison for sexually abusing a young girl over the course of three years. Nechemya Weberman, 54, was convicted on the top count of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree on December 10, 2012 before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice John Ingram.
District Attorney Charles J. Hynes said, “We must protect our children from sexual predators. 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. In this case it took the courage of a young woman to drive home the point that justice can only be achieved through the involvement of civil authorities charged with protecting all the people.”
Weberman was counseling the victim beginning when she was 12. From 2007 to 2010, Weberman sexually abused the girl multiple times, mostly in his office.
Weberman was convicted on one count of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree, 12 counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the Second Degree, two counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree, 18 counts of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree, 25 counts of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.