Tennis coach charged with inappropriately touching teen

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BOSTON (AP) — A longtime Boston area tennis coach has been charged with inappropriately touching one of his young students.

Eric Rosales was released on personal recognizance Friday after pleading not guilty to indecent assault.

Prosecutors say the 57-year-old Rosales, who lives in Boston's Allston neighborhood, hugged the girl, touched her buttocks and breasts and kissed her neck before a lesson at a Boston park in August.

The girl, described only as a young teen, informed a family member.

Rosales' lawyer said in court that his client denies the allegations and in 40 years of teaching tennis has never been accused of anything inappropriate, and has no criminal record of any sort.

Prosecutors had requested $5,000 bail.

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