New sex abuse charges surface against rabbi

Weiss continued, in his statement, to say that he believes the second accusation has been prompted by an individual with a specific motive for pointing the finger at him.

"This has been generated by an individual who has been antagonistic toward Chabad of Colonie from its inception and continues to be envious of continued success. This is his way of getting rid of us," he said.

Proskin said that he and Weiss believe that the accusers waited until the high holy days to have the charges brought against Weiss. Proskin said, knowing the deep religious morals of his client, that he had asked the district attorney why the original arrest needed to be made on the evening of Rosh Hashanah, and that the district attorney said it was not he who pushed the arrest on that night, but that it was the complainant who insisted.

After the charges on Yom Kippur came forth, Weiss said in his statement, "As we, the Jewish people, approach Yom Kippur, the holiest day on our calendar it is my hope and wish that this troubling situation come to a speedy and positive conclusion."

Proskin said that he and his client intend to defend his innocence, and that "I think a lot will come out of this that will be shocking to other people.""

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