Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Suit Charges Rabbi With Sexual Abuse of High School Boy

AP reports on a federal court lawsuit filed yesterday in Connecticut by 28-year old Eliyahu Mirlis against Rabbi Daniel Greer and the Jewish high school and elementary school that the rabbi heads.  The suit alleges that between 2001 and 2005 Rabbi Greer (then in his 60's) forced plaintiff to engage in sexual acts with him. The suit alleges that the sexual assaults took place on school property, at Greer's home and elsewhere. Greer is a graduate of Princeton and Yale Law School.  In 2002 he testified before the state legislature in opposition to same-sex unions.  He was also previously a member of the New Haven police commissioners' board.  The suit also alleges that the schools allowed the abuse to go on for years, and that Greer abused at least one other boy.