Report: Syracuse sex abuse probe prompt but flawed

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A special committee of Syracuse University’s board of trustees says the school’s response to allegations of sexual abuse against an assistant basketball coach was prompt, done in good faith and didn’t try to “cover up” any conduct.

But the committee’s report also concludes the process was imperfect and some judgments could have been better.

The committee is assessing the university’s response to allegations that Bernie Fine had sexually abused former ball boy Bobby Davis.

Davis, now 41, claims Fine molested him for years beginning when he was around 12 years old. He brought the claims to university officials in September 2005.

Fine, in his 36th year on the basketball staff, was fired in November after the allegations were made public. He has not been charged and denies the accusations.