sexual abuse

12:22pm

Mon March 4, 2013
Politics and Government

NY celebrates renewal of Violence Against Women Act

Vera House Executive Director Randi Bregman speaks to survivors of violence at a Vera House event taking note of the passage of the Violence Against Women Act.
Ellen Abbott WRVO

Cheers are coming from all corners of central New York following the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act last week in Washington. The renewal of the law had been stalled for almost two years in the midst of House and Senate gridlock.

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10:28am

Fri November 9, 2012
Sports

Justice Department ends investigation into Bernie Fine

The U.S. Attorney's Office has dropped its year-long investigation of sexual abuse of minors by former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine.

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4:15pm

Wed May 16, 2012
Regional Coverage

Laurie Fine accuses ESPN of libel

Laurie Fine speaking in Geneva
Ellen Abbott

The wife of former Syracuse University basketball coach Bernie Fine is suing ESPN. Laurie Fine accused the sports network of libel in a news conference at a resort in Geneva today.

Fine, flanked by her two daughters, a son-in-law and nephew, told reporters that her life was destroyed after ESPN covered allegations that her husband had sexually abused two ball boys.

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6:52am

Thu December 15, 2011
Politics and Government

Gov. Cuomo to introduce bill extending sex abuse reporting to coaches

Governor Andrew Cuomo has introduced legislation that would require coaches at high schools and universities to report suspected incidents of child sexual abuse. The governor says the bill is in response to the alleged sex abuse charges against Syracuse University basketball assistant coach Bernie Fine.

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7:19pm

Tue December 13, 2011
Regional Coverage

Bernie Fine Accusers file defamation lawsuit against Syracuse University, Jim Boeheim

Two men who accused former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of sexual abuse have filed a defamation lawsuit against Syracuse University and head basketball coach Jim Boeheim.

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11:53am

Thu December 8, 2011
Regional Coverage

Bernie Fine accuser files civil lawsuit

Zach Tomaselli, one of three men to accuse former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of sexual abuse, filed a lawsuit in a Pennsylvania court Thursday. 

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7:45am

Thu December 8, 2011
Regional Coverage

Bernie Fine case a series of missed opportunities

There won't be any charges filed in New York State against former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine in the wake of an investigation by the Onondaga County District Attorney's office. District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick says the statute of limitations precludes that.  

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6:47am

Thu December 8, 2011
Regional Coverage

Third Bernie Fine accuser to hold news conference, file civil lawsuit

Zach Tomaselli, the third man to come forward accusing former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of sexual abuse, will hold a news conference in Pittsburgh Thursday, where he's expected to announce that he is filing a civil lawsuit against Fine.

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