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Sentencing delayed for Rabbi convicted of sexual abuse

November 21, 2019
FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, Rabbi Daniel Greer, of New Haven, leaves New Haven Superior Court after he was arraigned, in New Haven, Conn. Greer is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in New Haven Superior Court, where a jury convicted him in September of four counts of risk of injury to a minor. Each count carries up to 20 years in prison. (Peter Hvizdak/New Haven Register via AP, File)
FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, Rabbi Daniel Greer, of New Haven, leaves New Haven Superior Court after he was arraigned, in New Haven, Conn. Greer is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in New Haven Superior Court, where a jury convicted him in September of four counts of risk of injury to a minor. Each count carries up to 20 years in prison. (Peter Hvizdak/New Haven Register via AP, File)

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.