DA says ex-Syracuse assistant left many victims

By Meghan Barr

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, Dec. 8 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Some names are well known in the sex abuse investigation of ex-Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine: Bobby Davis, Michael Lang, Zach Tomaselli.

All three say they were molested by Fine when they were boys.

On Wednesday, Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said he believes Davis and Lang were abused by Fine. He said some records may call into question Tomaselli's account that he was abused.

But Fitzpatrick says the statute of limitations has expired on the Davis and Lang accusations. Tomaselli's claims are within the federal statute of limitations.

Fitzpatrick lashed out at Fine, saying he left other victims: His longtime friend and mentor, Hall of Fame Coach Jim Boeheim, the university and the community.

Fine, who was fired Nov. 27, has denied the charges.

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