BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The former president of the Boston police union, Patrick Rose, was arraigned on child rape charges Thursday. He was ordered held on a $100,000 cash bail.
Rose, a retired police officer, pleaded not guilty to charges of rape, indecent assault and battery, and abuse of child relative over a five-year period.
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said the alleged abuse began when the victim was 7 and continued until the child was 12, and took place while Rose was an active member of the police force.
"These are incredibly serious allegations of anyone. But when it is somebody who is sworn to protect us and has the ability to interact with not only his family, but the community, we take this incredibly seriously," Rollins said.
Rollins said investigators are working to determine whether there were other possible victims.
WBZ NewsRadio's Mike Macklin reports