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Bernie Fine accuser from Maine sentenced for abuse

04.11.12 at 1:07 pm ET

Zach Tomaselli of Lewiston, Maine, who accused former Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of molesting him, has been sentenced to three years and three months in prison for sexually abusing a boy.

Tomaselli was sentenced Wednesday in Auburn, Maine, and had previously pleaded guilty to the offense in December.

The victim attended a camp at which the 23-year-old Tomaselli was a counselor. The boy was 13 and 14 when the abuse took place.

Tomaselli was one of several people who accused Jim Boeheim‘s long-time assistant coach of molestation and his case is the only one of the group that falls within the statute of limitations. Fine, who was fired in November, has denied Tomaselli’s allegation, one that the U.S. Attorney’s office is investigating.

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