Prominent Orthodox Jewish counselor found guilty in disturbing child sex abuse case

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BROOKLYN (PIX11) -After an explosive 2-week trial, a prominent Orthodox Jewish counselor was found guilty Monday of repeatedly sexually abusing a young girl he was hired to counsel.

The Brooklyn jury found Nechemya Weberman guilty on all 59 counts including the top count of prolonged sexual conduct against a child which carries a maximum of 25 years in prison.

Weberman, 54, was accused of sexually abusing the then-12-year-old girl on several occasions over a period of 3 years.

The victim who is now 18-years-old, testified during the trial, claiming that the respected rabbi started undressing her and asking for oral sex in his home office in Williamsburg during counseling sessions.

She claimed the abuse went on for three years and escalated to include a form of sexual intercourse.

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