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May 16, 2012

And The D.A. Did Nothing

Charles Hynes and a haredi rabbi 1994The [alleged victim's] new boyfriend, Hershy Deutsch, has also been threatened. Deutsch, who owns a pizza restaurant on Lee Avenue, says he was offered $500,000 to persuade the girl to recant. When he refused, he was told his kosher license could be at risk. He says his landlord was pressured to evict him. "Giving blood money to deny a story is not going to stop the molesters molesting children," he says.

Charles Hynes and a haredi rabbi 1994
Charles Hynes, right, and an unidentified haredi rabbi, Brooklyn, 1994

The Guardian's Zoë Blacker has a report on the fundraiser being held tonight in Williamsburg for accused pedophile and unlicensed therapist Rabbi Nechemya Weberman.

Weberman allegedly raped a girl who was sent to him for therapy by her parents at the direction of her haredi school. The rapes allegedly began when the girl was 12 and continued until she was 16-years-old.

Here's an important excerpt from Blacker's piece:

…The [alleged victim's] new boyfriend, Hershy Deutsch, has also been threatened. Deutsch, who owns a pizza restaurant on Lee Avenue, says he was offered $500,000 to persuade the girl to recant. When he refused, he was told his kosher licence could be at risk. He says his landlord was pressured to evict him. "Giving blood money to deny a story is not going to stop the molesters molesting children," he says. Deutsch is using Facebook to mobilise a counter demonstration. He says he worries about his girlfriend, who is suffering terribly. She can't sleep, he says, haunted by memories. Deutsch says his girlfriend also turned down a bribe. "Every time she would go to a store, she would have an image of where that money came from."

Judy Genut [a friend of the alleged victim’s family] says she, her husband and other members of her family have also been harrassed. "A lot of people are angry that this came out because it brings us in a very bad light," she says. "Other people hear about it, and read about it and if we are the chosen ones, the moral compass of the world, then shouldn't we act morally? It's a very hard thing for us to swallow because there's so much good in our community and so many beautiful organisations.

"So there's a lot of shame. And when people are ashamed they hide. And how do you hide? By not letting other people know that something like this is happening. Because if you don't talk about it, it's not happening, right? It hurts me so much. I mean, do we actually harbour our own perverts?"…

These threats are obstruction of justice and witness tampering. But no one has been arrested or prosecuted for making them, even though Brooklyn's D.A., Charles Hynes, insists he prosecutes these offenses. In fact, in an op-ed he wrote for the Daily News today, Hynes insisted that:

The Orthodox Jewish community, including Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, executive director of Agudath Israel, understands that if anyone attempts to obstruct a criminal inquiry about sexual abuse in the community, I will not hesitate to prosecute.

Really?

Victims are threatened and harassed with alarming frequency in haredi Brooklyn, and some of them claim they've told Hynes' office about the threats. And the media has reported the threats.

These threats and attempts at bribery are crimes. But Hynes has not prosecuted them and has done nothing to protect these victims and witnesses from harassment.

Some D.A.

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Shmarya - Can you confirm that a second stadium with an additional 20,000 seats was just rented for the asifah? This is the rumor I'm hearing.

The [alleged victim's] new boyfriend
...
is using Facebook to mobilise a counter demonstration

Boyfriend, facebook - are we talking about haredim/chassidim? Sounds more like MO at best. I ask this only for informational purposes, not to minimize the disgust.

why is anyone suprised
the DA did nothinh when lemerick nelson killed yankel rosenbaum

or the da didnt care to prosecute kolko properly or mondorowitz

the DA is a joke

lets see what happens with webberman and the people who try to prevent her from testifying

Arthur Ashe is alledgely signed for the internet event

http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/new-asifa-location

Arthur Ashe is alledgely signed for the internet event

Posted by: boston born | May 16, 2012 at 08:20 PM


I did a double take when I saw that. BB is referring to Arthur Ashe Stadium, F/K/A Singer Bowl and built for the 1964-65 World's Fair. It is on the other side of the subway and railroad tracks from Citi Field.

VAAD MISHMERES LEMISHMERES STAM


Is this downsizing? All the way from "ROSH VAAD MISHMERES HATZVIUT", to Mituvei Anshei Shlomenu, then only to a holy Askan. Holy cow, holy smoke(screen). Maybe it has to do with falsley impersonating a shrink, and as divine punishment shrank and shrunk into a little skunk. Talmud says, "Ein adam met ad sheyitztarech leoto davar", a person who impersonates under false pretentions, will not die until he permeates into such. This downsizing is nothing more than a peace meal of disassociation. weberman spun his own web, and you can imagine if this is mituve a.s. what anshe might be. Victimizing the victim and the victims' family, threatening to either accept a bribe "Ksut Enayim" or face harassment, is the epitome of undermining Justice. What happened to "vehitzdiku et hatzadik vehirshiu et harasha", huh? On this the navi laments, lama "li rov zivchachem', mi bikesh zot miyedchem remos chatzeray". Enough with your sacrifices, who asked for your destruction of my court. Veda, ki al kol ele yeviacha Elokim baMishpat. Chizru bachem.

Posted by: Lubavitchers are Christians | May 16, 2012 at 07:25 PM

well if you force parents from frum schools to go it is not that hard

Can you tell us which pizza shop on Lee Avenue belongs to the boyfriend? I would like to eat there as a form of support for the poor young woman's cause.

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