Former Boston police officer and president of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association, 66-year-old Patrick Rose, was charged with child sex crimes earlier this month and was arrested. Those charges come from Rose’s alleged sexual assault of his young relative that started when she was only 7-years-old.
Rose’s new court arraignment happened on Tuesday where he faced 16 new charges, Attorney Rachael Rollins’ office with the Suffolk County District said. The new charges include five counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and 11 counts of child rape.
Rose is now accused of sexually assaulting five children, prosecutors said. It’s alleged that one of the new victims was abused within the last couple of years and that the other three victims were abused during the 1990s.
Rollins made a statement and said that Rose’s alleged behavior is “unconscionable.”
“There is nothing more horrible and depraved than sexually abusing a child, and in this case it is made even more unfathomable that the defendant is a former member of law enforcement,” Attorney Rollins said.
Rollins continued her statement and said, “He actually swore an oath to protect victims from harm, instead he was preying on and harming our most vulnerable and innocent, young children.”
Rose pleaded not guilty at his arraignment, The Boston Globe reported.
Rose’s bail has been increased from $250,000 to $270,000, by Judge Kathleen Coffey’s order. The judge also continued the order that Rose is required to wear a GPS monitoring device, must surrender any firearms and his password, along with his gun license. Rose is also ordered to not have any unsupervised contact with a child under 16 years of age and must have no contact with any of the victims and to stay away from them.
Age 66 Patrick Rose hid his face when he was arraigned for the first charges in West Roxbury District Court.
Authorities are asking anyone with information about Patrick Rose to please contact the Suffolk County State Police Detectives Unit at the phone number (617) 727-8817.
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In Suffolk County, survivors of child abuse and exploitation and their non-offending caretakers can receive comprehensive services at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County. The CAC can be reached at 617-779-2146. Survivors may also contact the Child Protection Unit at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office at 617-619-4300. Anyone who believes that a child in Massachusetts may be the victim of abuse can call the DCF Child at Risk Hotline at 1-800-792-5200.
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