Bernie Fine accuser dealing with abuse case in Maine

By Associated Press

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - A 23-year-old man who accused former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of
molesting him is seeking to suppress evidence in his own molestation case in Maine.

Zach Tomaselli of Lewiston faces charges himself of abusing a boy under 14. He told The Associated Press that his past abuse made it difficult for him to set proper boundaries and to understand a proper relationship between a man and a boy. But he denies the charges.

Tomaselli wants a judge to prevent a videotaped interview with investigators from being used as evidence. Closing arguments on his motion were being held Thursday in Auburn.

Tomaselli contends Fine of abused him in a Pittsburgh hotel room in 2002. Fine denies the allegations made by Tomaselli and two other accusers.

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