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Ex-Boston Police Union Pres. Charged With Yearslong Sexual Abuse of Young Relative



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Patrick Rose, a former president of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association, was held on $100,000 cash bail Thursday over allegations he repeatedly sexually assaulted and raped a young relative starting when she was 7 years old.

Rose, 66, hid his face during his arraignment in West Roxbury District Court after he was arrested on child sex charges Wednesday in Needham. The retired Boston police officer is facing five charges of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. He’s also facing one charge each of aggravated rape, enticement of a minor, open and gross lewdness and dissemination of matter harmful to a minor.

The victim, now 14, says the assaults continued for five years, until she turned 12. Rose allegedly touched her inappropriately and asked her to perform sexual acts on him in his West Roxbury home.

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