May 9, 2022

USA: Former Boston Police Dept Officer Who Later Went On To Become Head Of The Police Union Has Plead Guilty To Several Charges Of Child Rape. He Raped Children As Young As 6yo For Decades.

WCVB Channel 5 Boston published April 25, 2022: Ex-Boston police officer, union chief pleads guilty to child rape. A former Boston Police Department officer who later went on to become head of the police union had plead guilty to several charges of child rape.

The New York Post
written by Mark Lungariello
Tuesday April 26, 2022

The former head of Boston’s police union was sentenced to up to 13 years behind bars after he admitted he raped and sexually abused six children.

Ex-Police Patrolmen’s Association boss Patrick Rose, 67, pleaded guilty to 21 counts involving victims between the ages of 7 and 16 in a case that sparked criticism that the former cop’s abuse was swept under the rug by the department.

Rose, whose crimes spanned a 27-year period, had been accused of sex abuse in the 1990s but was allowed to stay on the job for two more decades even after an internal investigation found he likely committed a crime.

Rose cried in court Monday as some of his victims delivered impact statements.

“I saw you for what you really are – a coward, a predator of the weak and defenseless,” one victim said.

Another said Rose’s reputation was “absolutely gone.”

“All you will ever be remembered as is another creep who has nothing going for him,” the victim said. “Your job as a cop protecting people? [Well] that’s really quite ironic isn’t it?”

The former union boss apologized for his “despicable behavior” in a statement read in court, where he was sentenced to at least 10 years in prison.

“I apologize to my former colleagues,” he said. “I apologize to my former friends, but more importantly, the more important thing in my life, I apologize to my family. To those I hurt, I’m so very sorry.”

Rose, who served as union president from 2014 until his retirement in 2018, was arrested in August 2020 on accusations he sexually assaulted a relative for five years beginning when she was 7 years old, NBC Boston reported.

Five other victims stepped forward in the aftermath, but Rose initially denied the charges and pleaded not guilty, the station said.

Documents released last year of a 1996 internal police department probe showed that top officials concluded Rose likely sexually abused a child yet he continued to patrol in Dorchester and interact with children and sex-abuse victims, reported.

District Attorney Kevin Hayden said Monday he hoped the guilty plea provided “some level of healing and recovery” for the victims.

“Anyone who was in that courtroom today knows the tremendous courage, fortitude and bravery that they withstood throughout this entire horrible incident,” Hayden said in a statement. “These are monstrous, monstrous acts.”


CBS Boston published April 13, 2021: Janey Orders Release Of Boston Police Files On Patrick Rose. Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey ordered the release of internal affairs documents related to former officer Patrick Rose. WBZ-TV's Paul Burton reports.
CBS Boston published April 12, 2021: Globe: Boston Police Knew About Child Abuse Allegation Against Pat Rose. Former Police Officer Patrick Rose is accused of molesting multiple children.

Business Insider
written by Sarah Al-Arshani
Saturday April 10, 2021
  • A former Boston patrolman is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting minors.
  • The Boston Police Department knew of allegations since 1995, the Boston Globe reported.
  • Last summer, six minors came forward with new allegations of abuse against Patrick M. Rose Sr.
The Boston Police Department knew its union leader had previous allegations of sexual assault against a minor before a man and his daughter went to a police station last summer to report she had been molested, the Boston Globe reported.

In 1995, the father had also alleged Patrick M. Rose Sr. assaulted him when he was 12 years old. The police department at the time filed a criminal complaint against Rose and investigated the accusations. They found that it was likely that Rose had committed a crime.

The boy was reportedly pressured to recant his story and the criminal investigation was dropped in 1996, but a police internal affairs investigation continued and found that Rose broke the law.

Additionally, court records showed that after the criminal case was dropped, Rose’s abuse of the boy continued and also “escalated,” but the department has not said what disciplinary action if any was taken.

Despite this, he was still able to keep his badge and work as a patrolman for 21 more years, and also served as the head of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association from 2014 until he retired in 2018, the Globe reported.

Rose was arrested in August of last year after the daughter’s allegations. Since then, five more people have come forward with allegations against him.

Mass Live reported last August that the girl, now 14, alleged she was repeatedly assaulted by Rose between the ages of 7 and 12.

He’s now in jail and faces 33 counts of sexual abuse. The six victims range from 7 to 16 years old.

Three of the victims who came forward said Rose assaulted them in the 1990s and another said the assault took place in recent years, Mass Live reported.

“My client maintains his innocence to all of the charges that have been brought against him and he maintains his innocence to what was alleged to have transpired back in 1995,” his attorney, William J. Keefe, told the Globe.

The Boston Police Department did not reply to Insider’s request for comment at the time of publication.

The Globe learned that despite the known allegations and internal review results, Rose was still allowed contact with children in his role, in some cases being dispatched to assist minors in sexual assault cases.

In 1999 he was sent to help a 14-year-old girl who called police crying, reporting that she’d been raped. He was also the arresting officer in a 2006 child sex assault case.

“What we’re describing here is an example of an institutional and systemic failure,” former Boston police lieutenant Tom Nolan told the Globe. “The department had a responsibility to ensure that this individual was no longer employed in the ranks of the Boston Police Department.”

Rose is currently being held in the Berkshire County Jail on $200,000 cash bail.

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