A powerful ultra-Orthodox Jewish counselor was found guilty Monday of sexually abusing a teenage girl over. Prosecutors said he used his status in the community to gain access to young girls who were deemed problems for not following strict Satmar rules. The girl molested was considered too rebellious. This was first time the Brooklyn DA's office won a conviction against a prominent member of the Satmar Hasidic community of Williamsburg for child sexual abuse. Members of the community are wary of reaching out to authorities.
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