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Patrick Rose Biography
According to a previous report, a former Boston police officer and union leader accused of sexually abusing multiple children was first exposed to allegations of child abuse in the mid-1990s.
Patrick Rose, 66, a retired public servant and former president of the Boston Police Patrolmen Association, was originally charged last August when a father and teenage daughter reported that Rose had sexually assaulted the girl in multiple occasions.
Within weeks, five more people came forward to accuse Rose of sexually abusing her as a child.
In 1995, the Boston Police Department filed a criminal complaint against Rose for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy, the Boston Globe reported Sunday.
The criminal complaint was eventually withdrawn, but an internal investigation revealed that Rose may have committed a crime. He was cleared to remain on duty and was often assigned to respond to cases involving children.
The Boston Police Department refused to release documents related to the 1995 case and it is not known what disciplinary action, if any, was taken against Rose at the time.
Rose has pleaded not guilty in a total of 33 cases involving six alleged victims and is on bail of $ 200,000.
“My client affirms his innocence in all the charges against him and his innocence in what happened in 1995,” said his attorney, William J. Keefe.
The Boston Police Department said in a statement that it was prohibited by law from commenting on “the facts and circumstances surrounding the investigation of these horrific 1995 allegations.”
Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins said in a statement that she was concerned that Boston police were properly regulating Rose or restricting her access to children.
“The allegations from decades ago are an example of how systems can fail people,” Rollins said.
Acting Mayor Kim Janey promises more transparency.
“It is shocking that there is a documented history of suspected child sexual abuse, but this person was able to continue her career as an officer and eventually lead the patrol union for several years,” she said in a statement. “Under no circumstances will crimes of this type be tolerated under my administration, and we will not turn a blind eye to the injustices that result from it.”
The Boston Police Department has historically protected officers from liability, especially when they are white, like Rose, said retired Deputy Superintendent Willie Bradley.
“The refusal of the police to really address this problem is a direct contributor to what has happened,” Bradley, who is black and is now a lecturer and professor at several regional universities, told the Boston Globe. “He would have been there and people would have noticed him, but they hid him.”