Monday, July 22, 2013

Case of Chaim Becker

Case of Chaim Becker

Brooklyn, NY

Convicted on charges of 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse.  

As of January 1, 2014, Chaim Becker's name does not appear on the New York State Sex Offender's Registry nor the New York Department of Correction's inmate Lookup list.

Please note there are several people with the name of Chaim Becker.  The Chaim Becker who was convicted was born around 1984.


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  1. Names of 46 convicted child sex offenders who terrorized the Orthodox Jewish community from within are released by Brooklyn DA

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Names of 46 convicted child sex offenders who terrorized the Orthodox Jewish community from within are released by Brooklyn DA
Daily Mail - July 22, 2013

'We feel now it’s good for the community to know those who have been convicted,' Hynes' spokesman told the New York Post. 

The Brooklyn District Attorney has released a list of the 45 men and a woman convicted since a clampdown on sex abuse within its ultra-Orthodox Jewish community was launched four years ago.

DA Charles Hynes, who is running for re-election in the New York district, released their identities in an apparent U-turn on his previous policy of not naming perverts for fear victims might suffer intimidation or that others may be deterred from coming forward.

The most high-profile case saw religious counsellor Nechemya Weberman, 54, sentenced to 103-years in prison for molesting a girl, beginning when she was 12-years old.

Of those, 25 sex offenders were jailed.

Others included 33 felonies, 13 misdemeanors while the only convicted woman was sentenced to 3 and a half years in prison for sexually abusing her son.

The sentences are a major victory for Hynes and the city of New York where securing convictions in Orthodox Jewish communities can be difficult because many fear being ostracized if speak out about abuse.

At least 10 cases were dismissed and seven downgraded because victims backed out or parents refused to let their children testify.

But prosecutors believe victims have gained courage since predators like Weberman - whose supporters allegedly tried to bribe the victim and threaten her boyfriend’s business - have been jailed.

Weberman, 54, who worked as an unlicensed therapist in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was sentenced in January following an emotional testimony by his victim, now aged 18.

‘I clearly remember how I would look in the mirror. I saw a girl who didn’t want to live in her own skin, a girl whose innocence was shattered, a girl who couldn’t sleep at night because of the gruesome invasion that had been done to her body,’ the accuser told the court.

She said she was ‘a sad girl who wanted to live a normal life but instead was being victimized by a 50-year-old man who forced her to perform sickening acts again and again.’

She had testified that Weberman abused her repeatedly behind his locked office door from the time she was 12 until she was 15.

Weberman was convicted last month on all 59 counts, including sustained sexual abuse of a child, endangering the welfare of a child and sexual abuse.

The trial put a spotlight on the ultra-orthodox community in Brooklyn and its strict rules that govern clothing, social customs and interaction with the outside world. 

Both Weberman, 54, and the accuser belonged to the Satmar Hasidic sect.

The teen and her family have been harassed and ostracized, reflecting long-held beliefs that any conflict must be dealt with from within. 

During the trial, men were arrested on charges they tried to bribe the accuser and her now-husband to drop the case. 

Others were accused of snapping photos of her on the witness stand and posting them online.

She expressed hope that by coming forward, she could give strength to other victims of sexual abuse. 

Her school had ordered her to see Weberman because she had been asking questions about her religion and was dressing immodestly in violation of the sect’s customs, and it was believed she needed to be helped back on the right path.

Weberman wasn’t a licensed counselor but spent decades working with couples and families in his community.

There was no physical evidence of abuse.

The court received dozens of letters from supporters of the defendant who described his life in the community as a counselor and a father.

‘Nechemya Weberman is innocent of the crimes charged,’ defense attorney George Farkas insisted at the sentencing.

On Tuesday Weberman said ‘no thank you’ when asked if he wished to speak. He and his wife had no visible reaction to the sentence. The top charge carried a sentence of 25 years; he got consecutive terms for some of the other charges.

The defense argued that the girl was angry that Weberman had told her parents she had a boyfriend at the age of 15 which is forbidden in her community. 

They claimed the girl went to police only after Weberman and her parents set up hidden cameras to secretly record the girl having sex with her boyfriend when she was still underage.

Weberman turned the tapes over to police in the hopes that the boyfriend would be prosecuted.

The charges against the boyfriend were later dropped.


  1. Simon Lemmer, 2nd Degree Criminal Sexual Act
  2. Moshe Spitzer, 2nd Degree Criminal Sexual Act
  3. Yona Weinberg, 2nd Degree Sexual Abuse; Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  4. Stefan Colmer, 2nd Degree Criminal Sexual Act
  5. Joel Pinter, Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  6. Shlomo Tourjman, 2nd Degree Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child
  7. Nathan Actman, Sexual Misconduct
  8. Boris Shaulov,, two counts 3rd Degree Rape; 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Act; Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  9. Constantine Kotzalides, First Degree Sexual Abuse
  10. Fredy Conde, 1st Degree Sexual Absue
  11. Simon Benisty, 1st Degree Sexual Abuse
  12. Yaakov Maimon, 1st Degree Sexual Abuse
  13. Bjorn Daley, 2nd Degree Attempted Kidnapping
  14. Solomon Marmorstein, Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  15. Sheldon Siller, 2nd Degree Criminal Contempt
  16. Tzvi Boxer, 1st Degree Course of Sexual Conduct
  17. Joseph Passof, 1st Degree Sexual Abuse
  18. David Klausner, 2nd Degree Criminal Sexual Act
  19. Emanuel Yegutkin, 1st Degree Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child
  20. Michael Sabo, Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child
  21. Andrew Goodman, 2nd Degree Criminal Sexual Act
  22. Meir Dascalowitz, 2nd Degree Criminal Sexual Act
  23. Nechemya Weberman, 1st Degree Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child
  24. Yosef Donin, 2nd Degree Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child
  25. Hector Valerdi, 1st Degree Sexual Abuse
  26. Jacob Kaff, 2nd Degree Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child
  27. Menachem Deutsch, 1st Degree Sexual Abuse
  28. Arthur Samet, Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  29. Israel Nivazou, Attempted Forcible Touching
  30. Frankie Hatton, Forcible Touching
  31. Chaim Becker, 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse
  32. Moshe Keller, Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  33. Jedrych Macie, Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  34. Moshe Vaisfiche, Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  35. John Pilieci, Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  36. Eli Belili, Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  37. Nuchum Hammerman, Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  38. Robert Mannis, Endangering the Welfare of a Child


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