Blanco Monk Accused of Sexual Assault Commits Suicide

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Date Published: 09/17/2007
Publication: Fox 7 (Austin TX)

AUSTIN — A Hill Country monk accused of sexually assaulting a child is dead.

Blanco County investigators say Samuel Greene Jr. committed suicide. Greene’s body was discovered Monday at the Christ of the Hills Monastery.

Investigators say Greene mixed prescription medication.

Greene and three other monks at the monastery were arrested last summer for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old monk in training.

The monastery was once linked to the Russian Orthodox Church. Since these allegations surfaced, the church has cut all ties with the monastery.