Police charge New Haven Rabbi Daniel Greer with sexually assaulting former student

NEW HAVEN — New Haven Police say they have charged former Rabbi Daniel Greer with sexual assault of a former student.

The detective investigating the case submitted a warrant, charging Greer, 77,  with 2nd degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. The warrant was signed by a judge on Tuesday, and Greer turned himself into New Haven Police Wednesday morning. His bond was set at $100,000.  The victim told police he’d been the victim of sexual assaults from early to middle 2000s.

Greer,  is a founder of the Orthodox Jewish school and prominent neighborhood resident.

William J Dow III, Greer’s lawyer said, “Rabbi Greer has a long history of positive contributions to the New Haven community. These charges are unfounded. He looks forward to addressing this case in court.”

In May, a federal jury awarded $20 million to a man who accused the New Haven rabbi of repeated sexual abuse.  Greer is the principal and rabbi for the all-boys Yeshiva of New Haven / The Gan School in New Haven.  In the suit, Eliyahu Mirlis accused Rabbi Greer of sexual abuse him while Mirlis was a student at the school.