Tuesday, December 3, 2019

New Haven Rabbi Daniel Greer Sentenced In Sex Abuse Case

A judge Monday sentenced prominent New Haven Rabbi Daniel Greer to 20 years in prison, suspended after he serves 12. Greer was found guilty on charges connected to accusations that he repeatedly raped and molested a former student at his yeshiva.

Judge Jon Alander ordered that Greer begin serving his sentence immediately rather than remain free on bond while he appeals his case. Alander said he considers Greer a substantial flight risk now that the 79-year-old faces a lengthy sentence that could exceed his life expectancy. Alander said Greer also has the financial means to flee, noting that Greer’s wife paid a bondsman $750,000 in cash after his criminal trial.

Alander said the Talmud, the primary source of Jewish religious law and Jewish theology, “teaches that there is hope for a man who is capable of being ashamed.” He said he hopes that Greer will feel truly ashamed for his actions and embark on a road to redemption.


Forge The Bond said...

The judge wasted his time delivering that quote from the Talmud. Psychopaths are unable to feel shame. Period.

Jacky Vanmarsenille said...

Will Trump pardon this Rabbi and ship him to Israel? Like he pardoned a drug dealer and an illegal-immigrant-run factory owner?

Jacky Vanmarsenille said...

Pardoned them only because they were jewish supremacist rabbis I mean.