Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg’s Attacker Charged With 4 Counts Of Assault And Criminal Weapons Possession
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes indicted Meilech Schnitzler today for the bleach assault on Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg which took place the day after Rabbi Nechemya Weberman was convicted of 59 counts of child sexual abuse.
Schnitzler was indicted for Attempted Assault in the First Degree for throwing a cup of bleach in Rosenberg’s face on a Williamsburg street on December 11.
The 37-year-old Schnitzler is charged with two counts of Attempted Assault in the First Degree; Assault in the Second Degree; Assault in the Third Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree.
If convicted on the top charge, he faces up to 15 years in prison.
“This indictment alleges an act of thuggery in broad daylight that cannot be tolerated. The indictment sends a clear message that anyone who would seek to intimidate someone opposed to the uncovering of sexual abuse in the Orthodox community will face serious criminal charges and if convicted, I will ask for the maximum jail time,” Hynes said in a press release.
The defendant and the victim both live in Williamsburg and both knew each other before the attack.
The victim was walking past 311 Roebling Street when Schnitzler allegedly ran out of his fish store, tapped Rosenberg on the shoulder, threw a cup of bleach in his face, and ran away.
[Hat Tips: Seymour, The Lion.]