May 22, 2018
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Lewiston man who accused Syracuse coach of molestation jailed on bail violations

Michael York | AP
Michael York | AP
Zach Tomaselli
The Associated Press

LEWISTON, Maine — A Maine man who accused former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of molesting him and is himself facing molestation charges has been arrested for violating bail conditions.

Lewiston police arrested 23-year-old Zach Tomaselli on Tuesday because he gave a ride to someone under 18. Police Sgt. David St. Pierre said the arrest was made a day after police received a tip. Tomaselli is being held without bail.

Tomaselli, who lives with his grandmother in Lewiston, has admitted that he sexually abused a boy when the victim was 13 and 14. He faces 11 charges including gross sexual assault and said he’s working on a plea deal.

Tomaselli has accused Fine of molesting him in 2002 in a hotel room Pittsburgh. Fine denies the allegations.


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