Ex-Yankees outfielder Rusty Torres found guilty in sex abuse case

Today, the defense questioned the alleged victim about

Today, the defense questioned the alleged victim about the incident in the van behind the school. (Credit: News 12)

MINEOLA - A jury has found a former Yankees outfielder guilty of five counts of sexual abuse in the first degree.

Rosendo "Rusty" Torres, of North Massapequa, was also found not guilty of two counts of sexual abuse and one count of sexual conduct against a child.

Torres, 65, was accused of molesting two young girls while coaching for the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County in Plainview between 2008 and 2012. He was convicted of abusing one 8-year-old girl, but not the second girl.

Torres faces a maximum sentence of seven years in prison on each count that he was found guilty on.

The attorney for Torres calls his client a standup family man, who has been married to his wife for over 40 years and has four children and eight grandchildren. He says he was shocked that the jury came back with a partial guilty verdict, just one day after telling the judge it was "hopelessly deadlocked."

Torres is not being held and is due back in court on Oct. 7.

 

 

 

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