Around noon on Wednesday, six jurors at the New Haven County Courthouse found Rabbi Daniel Greer LAW ’64 guilty of four charges of risk of injury to a minor.
In 2016, the U.S. District Court of Hartford ordered Greer, 79, to pay $21.7 million to Eliyahu Mirlis, 31, to compensate for emotional distress caused by sexual abuse that occurred between 2002 and 2006. During his tenure as the dean of the Yeshiva of New Haven, Greer sexually abused Mirlis, who was a high school student at the time. But the four sexual assault charges against Greer were abruptly dropped on Monday when the defense cited Connecticut’s five-year statute of limitations. The jury deliberated throughout the day Tuesday and returned four guilty verdicts Wednesday afternoon, each carrying a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.
The sentencing hearing is set for Nov. 20.
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