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Daniel Ray Green, a former North Carolina Judge, was arrested on March 31, 2019, after getting caught have a 14-year-old at the Baymont Inn located in Asheville.
An Ashville police spokesperson told the Ashville Citizen-Times that the child was known to Green before the sexual assault.
In 2018, Green was named Citizen Lawyer of the Year by the North Carolina Bar Association.
The Post contacted Green and referred all questions to Lisa Andrews Dubs, his attorney. As of April 2, a call was not returned.
64-year-old Green is facing in the alleged incident two felonies and two misdemeanors. The charged includes on one count of first-degree statutory sex offense with a child under 15-years-old.
He also watched pornography with the teen and was charged one count of disseminating to a minor obscene material.
According to warrants, it is alleged Green provided alcohol to the teenager.
According to his website, Green served two terms in North Carolina as a judge. Between 1984 and 1986, he was a District Court Judge for Caldwell, Burke, and Catawba counties. In May 2002-December 2002 he was a Superior Court Judge.
He website says he focused on personal injury, wills, and real estate in 2017.
In 2018 the North Carolina Bar Association noted his devotion to the community and said “in every sense of the word, Green is a ‘citizen lawyer.'”
Green posted a $75,000 bond and was released. A judge told him, if convicted he could face life in prison.
Written by Barbara Sobel
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