Lewiston Man Who Accused Syracuse Ex-Coach Is Jailed

Updated 3 years ago

A Maine man who accused former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of molesting him has been arrested for violating bail conditions.Zach Tomaselli is himself facing molestation charges. Lewiston police arrested the 23-year-old on Tuesday because he gave a ride to someone under 18.Police Sgt. David St. Pierre says the arrest was made a day after police received a tip. Tomaselli, who lives with his grandmother in Lewiston, is being held without bail.Tomaselli has accused Fine of molesting him in 2002 in a hotel room in Pittsburgh and has filed a civil lawsuit. Fine denies the allegations.Tomaselli has admitted that he sexually abused a young teenager. He faces 11 charges including gross sexual assault and has said he’s working on a plea deal. (The Associated Press).


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