Rabbi Nechemya Weberman
KINGS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY CHARLES J. HYNES ANNOUNCES THE SENTENCING OF NECHEMYA WEBERMAN TO 103 YEARS IN PRISON FOR SEXUALLY ABUSING AN ADOLESCENT GIRL
Brooklyn, January 22, 2013 – Kings County District Attorney Charles J.
Hynes today announced the sentencing of Nechemya Weberman, 54, to 103 years in prison for sexually abusing a young girl over the course of three years. He 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 Hynes said, “If there is one message to take away from this case it is that this office will pursue the evil of sexual abuse of a child no matter where it occurs in this county. 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.
The case was prosecuted by Kevin O’Donnell, Bureau Chief in the Sex Crimes Bureau. Rhonnie Jaus is Chief of the Sex Crimes Bureau.