New Haven Rabbi Charged In Rape Case

Jul 26, 2017

A New Haven Rabbi has been charged with sexually assaulting a former high school student. The alleged abuse was said to have taken place from the early to mid-2000s.

Police said Rabbi Daniel Greer, 77, turned himself in Wednesday. He’s charged with second degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.

The arrest follows a complaint filed last year from the former student who attended the Yeshiva of New Haven school, where Greer was Rabbi, dean, and director.

In May, a federal jury awarded the alleged victim $15 million in a civil lawsuit accusing Greer of sexually abusing him repeatedly.

Greer’s been a respected member of the New Haven community, served on multiple city boards, and played an active role in the revitalization of declining city neighborhoods. He was also a strong proponent of sexual morality.

Bond was set at $100,000.