Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Weingarten Re-Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

Convicted Rapist Israel Weingarten
A Monsey rabbi convicted of molesting his juvenile daughter has been resentenced to 30 years in federal prison — the same penalty he received before his successful appeal.
Israel Weingarten, 61, was convicted in March 2009 of five counts involving sexual abuse by a jury in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn. He's in federal prison. Jurors found he took his daughter out of the United States to Israel and Belgium for the purpose of sexually abusing her during the spring and summer of 1997. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in January tossed one of the five convictions against Weingarten and ordered him to be resentenced. The count involved Weingarten's travel from Belgium to Israel with his daughter. The law requires the travel to be from or to the U.S. On Monday, Judge John Gleeson re-sentenced Weingarten to 30 years on the four counts.During the trial, his daughter, then 27; a son; and their mother testified against Weingarten and underwent questioning from him. Two other daughters testified on his behalf and accused their mother of molesting their older sister.

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