Religious leaders and sexual abuse

The ABA Journal (the monthly magazine of the American Bar Association) has a long article this month on prosecutors’ efforts to obtain sexual assault convictions in various religious groups of more or less insular bent. It leads off with the story of Nechemya Weberman, whose case has received tons of coverage in the traditional news media, venues like the Failed Messiah blog, and even a Kindle single (which draws heavily from the author’s prior published work in the Forward and other venues).

No comment from me on the contents of the ABA Journal article or on any other coverage of the Weberman matter or other cases; just material that some readers might be interested in but wouldn’t necessarily encounter.