Hasidic Counselor Gets 103 Years for Sexual Abuse

orthodox-counselor-sentencedIn New York City, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish counselor was sentenced to 103 years in prison for sexually abusing a young woman who had been sent to him for religious guidance. The counselor and victim were members of the Satmar Hasidic sect, which often discourages members from going to civil authorities. Earlier, a prominent group of Orthodox rabbis condemned any efforts to withhold the reporting of abuse to police.