Police in sex case search Syracuse coach’s home



SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police involved in a sexual-abuse investigation of Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine are searching his home.

New York State Police spokesman Jack Keller says troopers were called to assist the U.S. attorney’s office at the search.

Assistant U.S. Attorney William Pericak says he “can’t confirm or deny” an investigation.

The Post-Standard newspaper reported Friday four state troopers stood at the end of the driveway at Fine’s suburban home. It said at least six police vehicles were parked on the street.

Syracuse police spokesman Sgt. Tom Connellan (kuh-NEHL’-ihn) referred all questions about Friday’s activity to the U.S. attorney’s office.

Fine has been accused of sexually abusing two men beginning when they were teens in the 1980s. He has denied the allegations. The university has placed him on administrative leave.