Satmar rabbi raped his own daughter.
Monsey rabbi sentenced to 30 years for sexual abuse of daughter
By Akiko Matsuda • Journal News
NEW YORK - A Monsey rabbi was sentenced today to 30 years in prison for taking his daughter out of the country to sexually abuse her.
Rabbi Israel Weingarten, 59, represented himself during a weeklong trial in March in federal court in Brooklyn.
Weingarten today told the court that he really didn't want represent himself, but felt he had no choice because the two attorneys supplied to him were not satisfactory.
He has 10 days to appeal.
Prior to the sentencing, the victim, now 27, and her brother, Yoni, 29, read statements detailing the horrors of being physically and mentally abused by their father.