These sick pigs, Fine, his wife and Sandusky and his associates, all should go to jail.
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Syracuse fire sex abuse scandal coach as tapes reveal his ‘wife watched husband molest boy… and she seduced one victim years later’
By Michael Zennie
Last updated at 2:26 AM on 28th November 2011
Denial: Bernie Fine, the associate head basketball coach at Syracuse University, rejected allegations by three men that he molested them when they were boys
The Syracuse University basketball coach accused of sex abuse has been fired after damning new evidence suggested his wife watched him molest a boy who was staying at their house.
Laurie Fine allegedly told one of her husband’s three accusers in a recorded phone call that she suspected he had done the same to other boys – but that she never did anything to stop it.
She is also said to have revealed that she slept with one of the victims, as well, once he turned 18 – as it emerged that the tapes had been in the hands of police and ESPN for nearly ten years and no action was taken.
One of the alleged victims Bobby Davis, now 39, says he secretly taped the conversation in 2002 in an effort to collect proof that the longtime college basketball coach had abused him, starting when he was in seventh grade – 12 years old.
‘I know everything that went on, you know,’ she says on tapes played by ESPN’s Outside the Line program.
‘I know everything that went on with him. Bernie has issues, maybe that he’s not aware of, but he has issues. And you trusted somebody you shouldn’t have trusted.’
Mr Fine has denied the allegations as ‘patently false.’ However, the university today fired the 65-year-old coach after putting him on administrative leave earlier this month.
‘At the direction of Chancellor Cantor, Bernie Fine’s employment with Syracuse University has been terminated, effective immediately,’ said Kevin Quinn, the school’s senior vice president for public affairs.
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Evidence: Bobby Davis (left) says he recorded a phone call with Mr Fine’s wife, Laurie, (right) in 2002 in an effort to collect proof that he was molested
Authorities have said if any crimes were committed, they are likely beyond the statute of limitation and cannot be prosecuted.
The phone conversation was verified by a voice-recognition analyst hired by ESPN.
Mrs Fine talks about the alleged abuse against Mr Davis in a matter-of-fact tone and suggests she has known about it for many years.
‘But you never had any [sex act] with him?’ she asks Mr Davis, who is an adult at the time of the phone call.
‘No,’ Mr Davis says. ‘I think he wanted to, but…’
Taped calls transcript
‘Why’: Even as he questions whether there were other victims, Mr Davis wonders why he seemed to be the primary target
Mrs Fine: ‘Oh, of course he would! Why wouldn’t he?’
Mr Davis lived with the Fines in the basement of their house on and off throughout his childhood. He says Mr Fine began abusing him in 1984 when he was just 12 years old and in seventh grade.
He says Mrs Fine always knew something was going on and even caught her husband touching him when she peered through the blinds one night as she pretended to take out the trash.
Innocence: Mr Davis says he was just 12 years old when Mr Fine started to molest him. He stayed in the coach’s basement on and off throughout his childhood
It wasn’t until that incident, when Mr Davis was in high school but still a minor, that Mrs Fine approached him and told him to stand up for himself. However, she never called police.
In the conversation, Mrs Fine seems to accept that her husband has predilections for boys and that there is nothing she can do about it.
‘You know what, “Go to a place where there’s gay boys. Find yourself a gay boy,”‘ Mrs Fine says.
‘”Get your rocks off, and have it be over with.” He needs that male companionship that I can’t give him.’
Conversation between Davis and Fine
Complicit? Mrs Fine says she always knew that her husband was abusing Mr Davis
She explains that her husband is no longer interested in her sexually, instead preferring boys. And she isn’t interested in him, either, she says.
Which could explain why she ALSO became sexually involved with Mr Davis. In the tape she confirms that she had sex with the former Syracuse University ball boy when he was 18 and a high school senior.
But Mrs Fine claims she couldn’t help Mr Davis when he was younger.
‘Because I care about you, and I didn’t want to see you being treated that way,’ she says.
‘And, it’s hard. If it was another girl… it would be easy to step in because you know what you’re up against. If it’s another guy, you can’t compete with that. It’s just wrong, and you were a kid. You’re a man now, but you were a kid then.’
Not alone: Mr Davis feared he wasn’t the only one Mr Fine touched inappropriately
If the allegations Mr Davis are making prove true, Mrs Fine did nothing to stop the abuse while it occurred.
But she wasn’t the only one who didn’t step in to help Mr Davis. He reported the incident to Syracuse police in 2002 and turned over the tapes when the detective said he needed proof.
But police apparently never investigated any farther.
In 2003, Mr Davis turned the tapes over to ESPN, but the sports network never did anything then because reporters couldn’t find ‘anyone else to corroborate the story.’
Mr Davis and his step-brother Mike Lang have both accused Mr Fine of abusing them when they were ball boys for the Syracuse University men’s basketball team.
A third man, 24-year-old Zach Tomaselli, says Mr Fine molested him in a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, hotel room in 2002.
However, Mr Tomaselli is currently facing sex abuse charges of his own in Maine and his own father has told news media that he is lying.
But federal agents found Mr Tomaselli’s statements compelling enough to raid Mr Fine’s home in upstate New York on Friday, carrying away his trash as well as filing cabinets.
MOTHER OF PENN STATE VICTIM SAYS ABUSED SON WATCHED VIGIL
A vigil was held on Saturday to support Penn State’s alleged child sex abuse victims, one of whom watched from a parked car a short distance away.
As a crowd of 50 gathered in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, the mother of ‘Victim 1’, as the high school boy was identified in a grand jury presentment, told ABC News he watched from afar.
The boy is among alleged victims who claim to have been abused by former defensive assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
According to testimony obtained by ABC, the boy was 11 or 12-years-old when he had his first sexual encounter with Sandusky, now 67.
The boy’s mother told authorities she was suspicious in 2009, prompting a two-year investigation that led to the arrest of the former coach on 40 counts of child sexual assault.
Her son later withdrew from his school as a result of intense bullying, as Sandusky’s supporters and the boy’s fellow high school student blamed him for setting the scandal in motion that led to the firing of beloved head coach Joe Paterno earlier this month.
According to the grand jury report, ‘Victim 1’ originally met Sandusky through The Second Mile program for at-risk youth, founded by Sandusky.
As the network reports, he ‘suffered sexual abuse while he would stay overnight at Sandusky’s home in a bedroom in the coach’s finished basement and at least once other time in his school gymnasium, where Sandusky would volunteer’.
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