NEW YORK CITY: Hasidic Bleach Attacker Surrenders Himself To Police
The Hasidic man accused of throwing bleach into the face of an advocate for the sexual abuse victims of Brooklyn's ultra-Orthodox sects has surrendered himself to New York City police.
Melech Schnitzler, 36 years old, turned himself in to police at the 90th Precinct stationhouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a day after Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg was doused with a cup of Clorox, according to NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly. Schnitzler, who was accompanied by a lawyer, has been charged with assault, menacing, criminal mischief and criminal possession of a weapon. He was awaiting arraignment on Wednesday afternoon. Rosenberg, 62, runs a website and hotline that encourages victims of sex abuse in the Hasidic community to come forward and report the crimes to the police and has been ostracized by the Jewish community as a result.Rosenberg's blog (in Hebrew) is here.