Ex-Boston Police Head Charged with Sexual Assault Towards Minors

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Patrick Rose was the president for Boston’s larger police Union for 24 years and retired back in 2018. He was recently charged for assaulting multiple minors. On Aug 25 he was arraigned with 16 additional charges of sex offenses relating to four new victims. He was charged with 11 counts of rape of a child and 5 counts of assault and battery towards a child under 14 years of age. Rose pleaded guilty to all the charges; the new charges pertain to sexual abuse towards a minor back in the 1990s and the two other victims were sexually abused recently in 2018 and are currently still minors, according to district attorney Rachel Rollins. Judge Kathleen increased Rose’s bail from $250,000 to $270,000, along with restrictions on release that were placed, “…stay away from the alleged victims; avoid unsupervised contact with children under 16; surrender his passport, guns, and gun license; and wear a GPS monitor, according to prosecutors.” 

On Aug 13, in his arrangement, prosecutors claimed an alleged victim had come forward and stated that Rose had sexually assaulted her from the ages of 7 up to when she was 12, she was a relative of his. In total there are 5 survivors who have come forward, Massachusetts police will be investigating these claims since Rose had past affiliations with the Boston Police. District Attorney, Rollins, commented on the case stating,”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. He actually swore an oath to protect victims from harm, instead he was preying on and harming our most vulnerable and innocent, young children.” Throughout the arrangement on August 25th, Rose’s lawyer emphasized on the point that Rose had loyally served his country and dedicated his life to his service. Rose is due back in court on September 23. If you or anyone you know are victims of sexual assault call the national hotline at 1-800-656-4673 (confidential help).