Avi Hack Admits To Crime While Greer Pleads the Fifth

Avi Hack testified on Pages 48-49 of his deposition that he did not report Greer’s molestation of Mirlis to the authorities in 2004.  Hack stated that he was not aware of the laws that required him to report abuse as a mandated reporter.  The mandated reporter laws have been around since the 1960s, passed by States throughout the country, and can lead to criminal charges if one does not report child abuse.

By admitting he did not report child sexual abuse, under oath, Avi Hack has opened himself up to criminal prosecution. The molester Greer, on the other hand, has refused to admit guilt, and has decided to hide behind the Fifth Amendment and not testify during his civil trial on May 10th.  Greer will claim during trial that Avi Hack lied in order to blackmail the Goat into handing over the keys to the compound to Hack and his buddies.  Does the Goat expect the jury to believe that Hack’s extortion attempt included Hack admitting to a crime that could get Hack thrown in jail?

The mandated reporter laws of the Connecticut General Statutes, Section 101a-17a, which were originally drafted in 1965, provides the following:

(a) Any mandated reporter, who in the ordinary course of such person’s employment or profession has reasonable cause to suspect or believe that any child under the age of eighteen years (1) has been abused or neglected.. shall report or cause a report to be made…

(b) Any person required to report under the provisions of this section who fails to make such report or fails to make such report… shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor and shall be required to participate in an educational and training program…

(c) The Commissioner of Children and Families, shall promptly notify the Chief State’s Attorney when there is reason to believe that any such person has failed to make a report in accordance with this section…

17a-101b. (a) An oral report shall be made by a mandated reporter as soon as practicable but not later than twelve hours after the mandated reporter has reasonable cause to suspect or believe that a child has been abused or neglected or placed in imminent risk of serious harm, by telephone or in person to the Commissioner of Children and Families or a law enforcement agency.

(c) If the Commissioner of Children and Families… receives a report alleging sexual abuse or serious physical abuse, including, but not limited to, a report that… (2) a child has been sexually assaulted… sexually exploited… the commissioner shall, within twelve hours of receipt of such report, notify the appropriate law enforcement agency.

(d) Whenever a mandated reporter, has reasonable cause to suspect or believe that any child has been abused or neglected by a member of the staff of a public or private institution or facility that provides care for such child or a public or private school, the mandated reporter shall report as required… The Commissioner of Children and Families shall notify the principal, headmaster, executive director or other person in charge of such institution, facility or school, or the person’s designee, unless such person is the alleged perpetrator of the abuse or neglect of such child.

Sec. 17a-101c. Not later than forty-eight hours after making an oral report, a mandated reporter shall submit a written report to the Commissioner of Children and Families…

 

 

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