No sex abuse charge against father of Fine accuser

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say no sex abuse charges were brought against the father of a Maine man who has accused fired Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of molesting him.

State police spokesman Lt. Glenn Miner says Zach Tomaselli filed sex abuse claims against his father, Fred, in June. Miner says police completed their investigation two weeks ago, and no charges were filed.

Zach Tomaselli, who faces sexual assault charges in Maine involving a 13-year-old boy, and two former Syracuse ballboys have accused Fine of molesting them. But Fred Tomaselli has said he thinks his son is lying about Fine.

Fine has denied the allegations, and federal authorities are investigating.