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Syracuse Sex Scandal: Bernie Fine’s Accuser Allegedly a Pedophile

| by Alex Groberman

Zach Tomaselli, one of three men who has accused former Syracuse associate basketball coach Bernie Fine of molestation, has reportedly been accused of child molestation himself.

According to the Associated Press, Tomaselli -- via his attorneys -- is attempting to suppress what his lawyers are calling a “coerced confession” in a molestation case of his own. While the details remain sketchy, the now 23-year-old Tomaselli reportedly molested a now 14-year-old boy who was 13 years old when the incident took place.

Tomaselli reportedly met the boy in a camp where he was serving as a counselor.

Now, it appears as though Tomaselli wants a judge to block a videotaped interview with a detective from being used as evidence in his trial. His attorneys maintain that Tomaselli’s confession was the byproduct of coercion by said detective who misspoke about the law during an interview that lasted more than three hours. Assistant District Attorney Nick Worden, on the other hand, maintains that the detective was following standard operating procedure.

A judge did not immediately rule on the matter.

Tomaselli has pleaded not guilty to 11 changes including gross sexual assault, tampering with a victim, unlawful sexual contact and more.

He maintains that Fined first molested him in a Pittsburgh hotel room in 2002. Fine has denied the charges.

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