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Update: Former Yankee Charged With Sexually Abusing 8-Year-Old

Rosendo "Rusty" Torres of North Massapequa accused of molesting young girl in Plainview.

Former New York Yankees outfielder and North Massapequa resident Rosendo "Rusty" Torres has been charged in connection with a sex abuse case involving an 8-year old girl.

Torres was charged on Tuesday in connection with an incident that occurred last week in Plainview, according to police, who would give no further details about the incident. A woman who answered the phone at Torres' house would not comment.

UPDATE: New breaking developments in the case; Torres made admissions to police, cops say: http://patch.com/A-thmH

Cops wouldn't comment about a report in the New York Post that said that Torres, who is employed by the Town of Oyster Bay as a youth baseball coach, drove a town van to where the incidents occurred.

Town Supervisor John Venditto announced early Tuesday evening that Torres has been suspended without pay and that any programs Torres was scheduled to conduct on behalf of the town have been canceled until further notice.

Torres played two seasons for the Yankees in 1971 and 1972. He also played with the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, California Angels and Kansas City Royals.

He for students at in Plainview, last November, along with other community members representing numerous professions. Torres, seated at a table in Mattlin's library, told various middle school students about what it is like to pursue a career in major league sports.

At the time Torres came dressed in a Yankee uniform jersey and wore a vintage Yankee cap.

Lucy Pangella June 28, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Great. I will follow up. Lucy
Lucy Pangella July 17, 2012 at 12:54 PM
I was wondering how the hearing went yesterday for Rusty Torres. Do you know if they settled or is there going to be a trial? I read your last article on Rusty not being invited to play in the Yankee's All-Star game and it mentioned that both lawyers had met twice already and deferred to July 16th.
Lucy Pangella July 26, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Any word on thse results on Rusty Torres?
Saldo September 20, 2012 at 03:04 PM
There are certainly a lot of inappropriate comments on this page. You will never know how much this stuff hurts until it happens to one of your own. There is a lot of information you can find on the Internet including Rusty's statement that he did indeed molest that little girl. For those of you unfamiliar with the way the law works, you cannot enter a Guilty plea to a felony charge. Bottom line here from a parent who didn't want to believe this either. It is true. My first thought was that this couldnt have happened. Then we spoke to our daughter. You can't imagine the anger I felt. If you still have doubt, do some searching on the Internet and read the complaint. There will be no doubt after that. Don't trust anyone with your children!!!!
Red Dolphin September 21, 2012 at 01:25 AM
in a nut shell allyou that symapthize witrh him are you over lookkng thre fact thet he hismelf has admitted it ? yes he should be forgiven, and, gotten psyche help, but never ever to be allowed around young kids again,,,,,,,,,,, jalied ? maybe,,,,, required,, to be listed on the sex offender registry for sure,,,,,,,,,, sur ehe did some good things for the young ones, but the couldnt keep his sexual desries in control.. in his mentally sick way ,,,,,,

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