Hasidic Man Gets Probation for Throwing Bleach at Sex Abuse Victims Advocate

Posted By on April 30, 2014

Nuchem Rosenberg Accused Meilech Schnitzler's Father By JTA

Published April 29, 2014.

A Hasidic man from Brooklyn was sentenced to five years probation for throwing bleach in the face of a rabbi who had accused the mans father of being a sexual predator.

Meilech Schnitzler, 38, pleaded guilty on Monday in Brooklyn state Supreme Court to felony assault for throwing bleach at Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg, an advocate for victims of sexual abuse in the New York City boroughs haredi Orthodox Jewish community.

In 2012, Rosenberg on his blog for sexual abuse victims accused Schnitzlers father of being a child sexual molester. As Rosenberg walked past Schnitzlers Brooklyn fish market, Schnitzler ran toward him with a cup of bleach and threw it in his face.

Rosenberg, of the same Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn, was treated for burns on his face, around his eyes and in his left eye.

The incident came a day after Nechemya Weberman, a Satmar Hasidim leader, was convicted on 59 counts of sexual abuse of a then-18-year-old woman when she was between the ages of 12 and 15 and went to Weberman for counseling. Rosenberg supported and assisted the victim throughout the judicial process.

Rosenberg, who also runs a website and telephone hot-line for sex abuse victims, said the sentence was too lenient.

Six months in jail would have been enough to show this was serious, he said, according to The New York Times. Probation in our circles is a joke.

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Hasidic Man Gets Probation for Throwing Bleach at Sex Abuse Victims Advocate

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