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Prominent Rabbi Charged With Sexual Assault of High School Student

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    Prominent Rabbi Charged With Sexual Assault of High School Student

    (Published Thursday, July 27, 2017)

    A prominent Connecticut rabbi who was accused of sexually assaulting a male high school student more than a decade ago has been charged with sexual assault in the second degree and risk of injury to a minor. 

    Police said the suspect, 77-year-old Rabbi Daniel Greer, of New Haven, was the dean of the Yeshiva of New Haven/the Gan School, where the victim was a high school student.

    Authorities obtained a warrant charging Greer with sexual assault in the second degree and risk of injury to a minor. He turned himself in to authorities at police headquarters Wednesday morning.

    In May, a federal jury awarded $20 million to the man who accused Greer of repeatedly raping and molesting him when he was a student at the Jewish boarding school from 2001 to 2005. Green has requested a new trial in the civil case.

    Police said the victim’s attorney contacted them in August 2016, alleging he’d been the victim of sexual assaults from early to mid-2000s. 

    Bond for Greer was set at $100,000 and he posted it, according to police.

    He has denied the allegations brought against him. NBC Connecticut went to his New Haven home Wednesday, but Greer did not answer the door.

    His attorney and the school have not responded.