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New York therapist gets 103 years for abuse

Was backed by ultra-Orthodox community

NEW YORK — An unlicensed therapist who was a respected member of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn was sentenced Tuesday to 103 years in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a young woman, beginning the attacks when she was 12.

The therapist, Nechemya Weberman, 54, a member of the Satmar Hasidic community of Williamsburg, did not react as the judge sentenced him. The victim, now 18, who delivered an impassioned statement asking for the maximum sentence to be imposed, dabbed away tears.

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