Sentencing Delayed For Rabbi Convicted of Sexual Abuse

November 21, 2019 - 9:11 am

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The sentencing of a Connecticut rabbi convicted of sexually abusing a teenage boy who attended a school the rabbi founded has been delayed.

The New Haven Register reports Daniel Greer’s sentencing was delayed Wednesday after his lawyers were denied a motion for a new trial.

The lawyers had argued that a man who worked with prosecutors intimidated defense witnesses.

Greer’s sentencing has been rescheduled for Dec. 2.

A jury convicted Greer in September of four counts of risk of injury to a minor after a New Jersey man alleges the 79-year-old rabbi sexually assaulted him multiple times when he attended the Yeshiva of New Haven school from 2001 to 2005. Greer has denied the allegations.

A lawyer for Greer declined to comment ahead of the sentencing but has said he expects to appeal the convictions.