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Not guilty pleas entered for rabbi in school sex abuse case

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NEW HAVEN -

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

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

The accuser is now 29 and lives in New Jersey.

Greer appeared Tuesday in New Haven Superior Court. 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.

The Associated Press wire services helped contribute to this report.

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