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Bernie Fine Can't Be Charged For Sexual Abuse Allegations Due To Statute Of Limitations

Former Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine cannot be charged for recent allegations of child abuse levied against him because the statute of limitations for the crimes have run out, The New York Times reports.

William Fitzpatrick, the Onondaga County, N.Y. district attorney in charge of the investigation on Fine told The Times that while the accuser’s claims could not result in a criminal charge, he believed them to be credible. Two former Orangemen ball boys, Bobby Davis and Mike Lang, have accused Fine, who until recently served as an assistant coach under Jim Boeheim at Syracuse, of sexually abusing them in the 1980s.

“It’s not my place to say that Bernie Fine is guilty of anything,” Fitzpatrick told The Times. “It is my place to say that the two victims are believable.”

Fitzpatrick also told the paper that he wished the allegations were brought to his office in 2002, when reports of the abuse first arose.

Fine was fired by Syracuse in November after audio recordings of his wife and one of the accusers emerged that lent credence to at least one of the assault claims.

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