The attorney for a Maine man who accused fired Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of molesting him says he’s dropping a civil lawsuit filed in Pittsburgh.
Victims of childhood sexual abuse are “denied basic legal rights,” said the Rev. Robert Hoatson of the advocacy group Road to Recovery.
Defense attorneys working for Bernie Fine believe that the prosecution faces obstacles in proving sexual abuse allegations against their client.
Federal authorities have obtained a third sealed search warrant in their investigation of former Syracuse University basketball assistant coach Bernie Fine, who has been accused by three men of molesting them as minors.
Zach Tomaselli told Anderson Cooper he has offered to take a lie detector test, has cooperated with investigators and that there was evidence to support his account.
Federal prosecutors in New York are handling the entire child sex abuse investigation involving fired Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine — including an allegation that he molested a boy in a Pittsburgh hotel room in 2002.
When it comes to the sex abuse allegations that have rocked Syracuse University, Melo wants no part of the discussion.
The Rev. Robert Hoatson, president of Road to Recovery, says the dismissal of Bernie Fine was appropriate but didn’t go far enough.
The Syracuse University child sex-abuse investigation is widening. The U.S. Attorney’s Office has taken the lead role. Assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine was fired Sunday night after a third allegation of abuse surfaced.
A third accuser came forward in the investigation against Syracuse University basketball assistant Bernie Fine.