Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The New York rabbi and his daughter...

An upstate rabbi barricaded himself inside his home early yesterday after FBI agents came to arrest him for allegedly sexually abusing his daughter.

The feds had to break down two doors to collar Israel Weingarten, 58, who was hiding in his bedroom, a prosecutor said in Brooklyn Federal Court.

Weingarten is charged with sexually abusing the victim starting in 1990 when she was 9 years old, and the molestation continued until she was 18.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Goldbarg said the defendant moved his wife and several of their children back and forth between Belgium and Israel, in part to have more freedom to sexually abuse the victim. More...

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