BOSTON (WHDH) - A 49-year-old tennis coach accused of indecently assaulting at a student during a lesson in Boston this summer faced a judge on Friday.
Eric Rosales, 49, of Allston, was released on public recognizance following his arraignment on three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 stemming from an Aug. 8 incident at the Nonatum Avenue court during which he allegedly had “improper, unwanted, and repeated physical contact” with a girl.
Prosecutors say the girl disclosed the incident to a family member and participated in a forensic interview at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County. Based on that interview and evidence gathered ruing the course of the investigation, Boston police obtained a complaint charging Rosales with the assault.
In a statement, Suffolk District Attorney John Pappas said, “Cases like this one are a reminder for us as parents and caregivers to be open and accessible when kids and teens need to talk.”
“It’s up to us to make clear that they can come to us for help with anything that makes them uncomfortable, whether it’s online or in real life,” he added. “Prosecutors know how tough those conversations can be, and we always put the victim’s safety, comfort, and well-being first — no matter who they are, where they’re from, or how young or old they might be.”
Rosales is due back in court Dec. 7.
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