A religious counselor in New York City’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has been found guilty of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl who initially approached him with questions about her faith. Nechemya Weberman, 54, looked down silently as the guilty verdict convicting him on 59 counts of sexual abuse of a child and endangering the welfare of a child was read Monday. Weberman faces 25 years in prison for abusing the girl between the ages of 12 to 15. The accuser—now 18 years old—detailed how Weberman molested her in a locked office. The verdict was a much-anticipated end to a controversial trial that rocked the tight-knit ultra-Orthodox community.
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