(PHOTO: Nechemya Weberman, a rabbi in a strict ultra-orthodox Jewish sect called Satmar Hasidic in Brooklyn, New York, is charged with 88 counts of sexual abuse)
(November 27, 2012) Rabbi 'forced 12-year-old girl to perform oral sex on him after parents sent her for counseling after she questioned sect's teachings by reading Cosmopolitan'
A child rape case involving a prominent rabbi accused of assaulting a teenage girl is casting a light on the harsh rules of a Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.
Nechemya Weberman is accused of fondling a young girl and forcing her to perform oral sex on him over the course of many years beginning when she was 12.
Prosecutors say the girl's parents sent their rebellious daughter to him for counseling after she broke several rules of the strict Satmar Hasidic sect, including reading magazines like Cosmopolitan and People and wearing stockings that were too thin.
Rabbi Weberman, a respected leader of the small community, was supposed to be re-indoctrinating the girl and bringing her back to the ultra-conservative standards of the community after she was branded a 'heretic.