Published on April 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm Zach Tomaselli is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday to a state prison for sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy in 2009.Tomaselli, 23, of Lewiston, Maine, accused Bernie Fine, former Syracuse University associate men’s basketball coach, of molesting him in a Pittsburgh hotel room in 2002 during an away game. He is scheduled to be sentenced at 8:30 a.m. in Superior Court in Auburn, Maine, according to an April 6 article in The Post-Standard.Justin Leary, Tomaselli’s attorney, said Maine Supreme Court Justice Robert Clifford is expected to sentence Tomaselli to three years and three months in state prison, according to the article. Tomaselli will begin serving his sentence April 18.Lewiston police arrested Tomaselli on April 13, 2011, on charges of having sexual contact with a boy who attended a camp where Tomaselli was a counselor.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHowever, much of Tomaselli’s sentence was suspended after he pleaded guilty to gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact and two other sex-related counts on Dec. 20, according to the article. His plea was part of an agreement that allowed seven other counts to be dropped as well.Leary said it is hoped Tomaselli will be able to participate in a sex offender counseling program while he is in prison, according to the article. The sentence includes further counseling and six years of probation after prison. If Tomaselli violates the probation, he risks returning to prison for an additional eight years and nine months.On Friday, Tomaselli said he is ready to begin serving his sentence and hopes counseling will help him, according to the article. Fine has not been charged and denies all firstname.lastname@example.org Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
QUOTE OF THE DAY“The frustration is through the roof right now. I’ve been dealing with this for a while now. With all the treatment and exercises I do and to be in this spot right now is definitely a head scratcher.” – KazmirHITTING REPORTJoc Pederson went 2 for 3 with his second home run of the spring, a one-out blast he tucked inside the left-field foul pole in the second inning. … Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez played his first game of the spring, going 0 for 2. … Brett Eibner went 3 for 3 with two doubles, three RBI and a walk. … The Dodgers scored runs on back-to-back wild pitches by Colorado’s Miguel Castro.ALSO The Dodgers expect shortstop Corey Seager (tight upper back) to return to Cactus League play on Friday. … Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier left Monday’s game with back tightness, but it is not believed to be serious. … Brandon McCarthy and Julio Urias will pitch in Friday’s Cactus League game against the Rangers and Hyun-Jin Ryu is expected to pitch Saturday against the Angels.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Clayton Kershaw) vs. Giants (LHP Matt Moore), noon PT Tuesday, Camelback Ranch at Glendale, Ariz. TV: None; Radio: 570 AM Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error THE GAMEThe Dodgers lost to the Colorado Rockies, 10-9, Monday afternoon in Scottsdale, Ariz. Both teams are now 6-5 in Cactus League play.PITCHING REPORTDodgers pitcher Scott Kazmir left the game after his first pitch of the second inning because of tightness in his left hip and was heading for a precautionary MRI. The 33-year-old left-hander said he was tight in his hip, side and rear through the pregame bullpen and the first inning, and told pitching coach Rick Honeycutt about it between innings. “I couldn’t fire my backside, so there was no power, no direction, and it’s a tough way to pitch,” said Kazmir, who was making his second spring start. “It’s something where you scratch your head because we’ve been on it constantly.” … Chris Hatcher pitched one inning, allowing three runs (all earned) on four hits, two of which were home runs.