67-year old Daniel Ray Green on Monday pleaded guilty to indecent liberties with a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, providing wine, liquor or a malt beverage to a person under 21 and disseminating obscene material to a minor. Green was arrested and charged with assaulting a 14-year old male at an Asheville hotel in 2019.
Greene was sentenced to 2 years in prison followed by three years probation. He will also be required to register as a sex offender, pay restitution to cover medical expenses incurred by the victim, and is permanently disbarred by the NC Bar Association.
Green is a former chairman of the Catawba County Democratic Party. He was named as a “prominent” lawyer in Catawba County and was feted by the North Carolina Bar Association receiving their Citizen Lawyer of the Year Award in 2018. He was cited for his “devotion to his community,” as well as his religious work and efforts to host “foreign exchange students since 1991.
Photo: Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office
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