Jewish Counselor Sentenced to 103 Years

A well-known religious counselor in New York's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community was sentenced to 103 years in prison for sexual abuse. Nechemya Weberman, 54, was convicted of 59 counts of sexual abuse and child endangerment on December 10, including the sexual abuse of a young girl he was counseling for over three years. The female victim, who is now 18, gave an emotional speech during the sentencing, describing herself as a "sad girl" who tried to live a normal life but instead was "forced to perform sickening acts again and again." Weberman maintains his innocence and turned down the offer to speak at Tuesday's sentencing.