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November 26, 2012

Weberman Rape Trial Begins

Rabbi Nechemya Weberman closeup smileThe trial of accused Williamsburg rapist Nechemya Weberman has begun. And there is some interesting news.

Rabbi Nechemya Weberman closeup smile
Rabbi Nechemya Weberman

As the trial of accused Williamsburg rapist Nechemya Weberman began this morning, there was a bit of good news.

Weberman allegedly raped and sexually abused a young hasidic girl who was sent to him for counseling. The rapes and abuse allegedly began when she was 12-years-old and ended when she was 15.

Weberman's supporters have been very vocal in support of Weberman, filling a wedding hall with more than 1000 supporters for a fundraiser for him and demonizing the alleged victim (who is now 18-years-old).

Four Weberman supporters were later arrested and charged with witness intimidation, obstruction of justice and extortion after trying to bribe the girl's fiancee in an attempt to get the girl to flee the country and not testify against Weberman.

And in the courtroom today, George Farkas, an attorney for Weberman, told the court that the alleged victim ""wants to bring down this community which she hates" as he launched into a statement meant to demonize her.

So what is today's good news?

Supporters of the alleged victim who are in the courtroom this morning tell me that about five hasidim are in court supporting Weberman, but about 40 to 45 victims advocates, friends and abuse survivors are in court supporting the alleged victim – the first time in any part of this case where the Williamsburg hasidic machine has been clearly outnumbered.

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It looks like the hassidim sense a looser and try to steer in a different direction,they are not tottal idiots after all.

May Mr Weberman find the justice he deserves in prison. Any man who believes he can force himself on an innocent is of the lowest kind, and a community that supports the rapist while demonizing the victim is below contempt and should be shunned.


Supporters of the alleged victim who are in the courtroom this morning tell me that about five hasidim are in court supporting Weberman, but about 40 to 45 victims advocates, friends and abuse survivors are in court supporting the alleged victim – the first time in any part of this case where the Williamsburg hasidic machine has been clearly outnumbered.

Five supporters doesn't sound like a "Williamsburg hasidic machine". Instead of the Williamsburg hasidic machine being clearly outnumbered, it would seem to me that the Williamsburg hasidic machine decided not to show up at all. They probably realize this is a losing case for them.

the first time in any part of this case where the Williamsburg hasidic machine has been clearly outnumbered.

WOW! Amazing news! I hope the major news outlets picks up on this game changing development.

I wouldn't say that was amazing news for the hasidic community, as the group of supporters grew out of the anti-internet asifa protest ("the internet is not the problem" protest), which was organized by a bunch of OTDers (and the group of supporters still includes a significant number of OTDers). In conclusion, religion doesn't make you moral. Although to be fair to the religious folks, many of them have joined up. But it took us outside agitators to get things up and started, and that's a freakin shanda.

I think they were hoping not to have to expose their own community members to the evidence in the case. But now they may feel they have no choice. I am not saying this because I think they believe in Weberman or care for him. but there is a principal to uphold. He who dares to go to the government is social dead meat.

I am guessing they will start showing up if the supporter attendance continues past today.

Thanks for tipping them off Shmarya. Now that you have presented the challenge you can be sure that they will fill the rafters to over-capacity from here on out.

It looked like his support consisted only of family members.

Please post the court dates to encourage more people to come support the victim

Let's hope justice prevails and he gets sent up the river for a long long time. I fact, I'd be happy to organize a fundraiser to have one of those holy bidets installed for him in his cell - chances are he's gonna need one an awful lot.

Loks like the story is getting some interest in the mainstream news :http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/sex-abuse-trial-prominent-orthodox-leader-begins-article-1.1208433

I wonder how Shemarya would feel, if some girl's boyfriend persuaded her, to charge Shemarya with a sexual crime. How about if Shemarya's picture would be posted all over as "the alleged rapist". And people might even look at it as authentic, since he lives all alone.

The fact that supporters for the victim out-numbered that of Nechemya Weberman speaks volumes. Society has come a long way in recognizing and accepting that sexual abuse exists in our midst. However, much more needs to done, which is why SOVRI Helpline is dedicated to providing outreach, support, and referral to the frum community on issues of sexual abuse and molestation. The confidential helpline helps lessen isolation for the victim and or family.

The fact that supporters for the victim out-numbered that of Nechemya Weberman speaks volumes. Society has come a long way in recognizing and accepting that sexual abuse exists in our midst. However, much more needs to done;which is why SOVRI Helpline is dedicated to providing outreach, support, and referral to the frum community on issues of sexual abuse and molestation. The confidential helpline helps lessen isolation for the victim and or family. The trained staff can be reached at 888-613-1313 Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm and Friday 9am-2pm or e-mail SOVRIHelpline@gmail.com

Yanky - you're a cretin. Here's the fucking deal ok, see if you can wrap your damaged Yiddishe kop around it:


If you don't RAPE children then you don't get taken to court on charges of RAPING CHILDREN.


If Shmarya isn't a rapist, then he has nothing to worry about, you shoteh.

Oh and Eric/Mike/Jill/Nathan/Rita - you're pitiful. You're a waste of DNA.

paedophhlies , child sex offenders generally show no real remorse for their actions. its not only the sex its the ability to have control over children. these paedophlies , after completing jail time etc et seldom if ever show REAL remorse for their deviant beaviour. its a mental illness. wathching child porn is mental rape and as damning as its physical side. its amazing that amongst these hardei jews you keep writing about the incidence of abuse in these chabad / hardei groups is so significant

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