Rabbi Daniel Greer Arrested on Child Molesting Charges

Rabbi Daniel Greer was arrested today (7/26/17) in New Haven, CT on charges of sexually assaulting Eliyahu Mirlis, a student in his yeshiva, around 13 years ago. Mirlis recently won a twenty million dollar judgement against Greer in a civil trial.

Bail was set at $100,000 and promptly paid by Greer.

For the full story, see the New Haven Independent Report.

Had the same crime happened in New York State, the alleged crime would not have been prosecutable becuase it was past the state’s very skimpy statute of limitations which force the victim to initiate the police complaint before their 23rd birthday.

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2 thoughts on “Rabbi Daniel Greer Arrested on Child Molesting Charges

  1. Connecticut is ahead of most of the world when it comes to protecting child sex abuse victims’ rights and prosecuting the offenders:
    The civil statute of limitations generally gives victims of sexual abuse, sexual assault, or sexual exploitation 30 years after they reach age 18 (i.e., until their 48th birthday) to file a personal injury action based on the crime (CGS § 52-577d). However, there is no limitation on bringing a personal injury action to recover damages caused by sexual assault when the party legally at fault for the injury is convicted of first-degree sexual assault or first-degree aggravated sexual assault for such action (CGS § 52-577e).

    It is also important to note that statutes of limitations can be tolled (suspended) in certain situations, thus giving a person additional time to file a lawsuit or the state additional time to prosecute a case.

    CRIMINAL STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR SEXUAL ABUSE

    By law, there is no statute of limitations for Class A felonies (CGS § 54-193).

    Otherwise, the statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse is generally 30 years after the victim reaches age 18, or up to five years from the date he or she notifies the police or a prosecutor of the crime, whichever is earlier). However, these longer limitation periods do not apply to crimes from 1971, as the most recent amendment (PA 02-138) to this law specified that it only applied prospectively.

    Another law provides that there is no statute of limitations for certain sexual offenses (not just those with minors as victims) if (1) the victim reports the crime within five years of the date it is committed and (2) DNA is used to identify the offender (CGS § 54-193b). Yet it does not appear that this law could be used to prosecute a sexual assault crime from 1971, as the statute of limitations for such crimes had expired before this law took effect.

    The civil statute of limitations generally gives victims of sexual abuse, sexual assault, or sexual exploitation 30 years after they reach age 18 (i.e., until their 48th birthday) to file a personal injury action based on the crime (CGS § 52-577d). However, there is no limitation on bringing a personal injury action to recover damages caused by sexual assault when the party legally at fault for the injury is convicted of first-degree sexual assault or first-degree aggravated sexual assault for such action (CGS § 52-577e).

    It is also important to note that statutes of limitations can be tolled (suspended) in certain situations, thus giving a person additional time to file a lawsuit or the state additional time to prosecute a case. For example, the statute can be tolled in civil cases if the liable party fraudulently concealed the existence of the cause of action from the victim (CGS § 52-595).

    complete info at: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/rpt/2013-R-0162.htm

    • A bit confusing for non lawyers,
      nevertheless clearly Connecticut is far more progressive than NY or some other states, NY being one of the worst. RC church in bed with Agudah.

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