Sunday, May 10, 2009

NY rabbi gets 30 years for child molestation

http://www.seattlepi.com/national/1110ap_us_rabbi_molestation.html
Last updated May 9, 2009 7:22 a.m. PT
NY rabbi gets 30 years for child molestation
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK -- A New York rabbi convicted of molesting his daughter has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Monsey rabbi Israel Weingarten was found guilty in March of abusing his daughter through much of her childhood.
The trial was traumatic for his victim, now 27. Weingarten acted as his own attorney and put his daughter through a grueling cross examination.
Federal Judge John Gleeson told Weingarten on Friday that his behavior during the trial had made his crime even worse, saying "You seemed to enjoy yourself in a perverse sort of way."
The judge said he would never forget the woman's pain.

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