Syracuse coach accuser admits to molesting boy



PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who accused former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of molesting him is admitting to The Associated Press that he molested a boy.

Zach Tomaselli of Lewiston said Monday that he sexually abused the boy when the victim was 13 and 14. Tomaselli knew the boy and also worked as a counselor at a camp he attended.

Tomaselli has pleaded not guilty to 11 charges but told the AP he now anticipates pleading guilty to some of them. He said he’s “sick of hiding behind” his attorney.

He said he abused the boy in the same way he claims he was abused by Fine and by his own father.

Both men deny those claims.

Tomaselli said the Maine teen has suffered from his abuse and control.