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Not guilty pleas entered for rabbi in school sex abuse case

Posted August 29

— A judge has entered not guilty pleas on behalf of a rabbi accused of repeatedly raping and molesting a teenage boy who attended a Connecticut school the rabbi founded and who was awarded $15 million in a civil lawsuit on those allegations.

Rabbi Daniel Greer is accused of sexually assaulting the boy when he attended the Yeshiva of New Haven school from 2001 to 2005. The 77-year-old Greer was a founder and principal of the school.

The accuser is now 29 and lives in New Jersey.

Greer appeared in New Haven Superior Court on Tuesday. The judge entered not guilty pleas to felony charges of sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor and continued the case to Oct. 11.

Greer declined to comment afterward. His lawyer says they won't try the case in the media.

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