Man Indicted in Bleach-throwing Attack on NY Rabbi

By Associated Press
December 26, 2012

A Satmar Hasidic man has been indicted on charges he tossed bleach into the face of a New York rabbi who publicizes claims of child sexual abuse in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes announced Wednesday that Meilech Schnitzler was indicted on two counts of attempted assault, two counts of assault and criminal possession of a weapon. The top charge carries a potential prison sentence of 15 years. A lawyer for Schnitzler did not immediately return a message for comment.

Prosecutors say Schnitzler threw a cup of bleach in the face and eye of Rabbi Nathan Rosenberg on Dec. 11. The government says both men live in Williamsburg and knew each other. Hynes says such "an act of thuggery in broad daylight" cannot be tolerated.

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