Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Connecticut Rabbi Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For Sex Abuse of High Schooler

According to the New Haven Independent, a Connecticut trial court judge yesterday sentenced Rabbi Daniel Greer, a once-prominent New Haven religious leader, to 12 years in prison, with 8 years after that on probation. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.  The 79-year old rabbi was convicted on four counts of risk of injury to a minor. The convictions grew out of a series of rapes of a male high school student from 2002 to 2005 while the student was enrolled at Rabbi Greer's New Haven yeshiva. Originally a jury found Greer guilty on four felony counts of child endangerment, but the judge reduced the charges to a lower felony class. Other sexual assault charges were dismissed on technical grounds.  In 2017, a civil jury awarded $21 million in damages against Greer and his yeshiva in a suit by the rape victim.  Little of that has been paid so far.