Former Boston Police Union President Pleads Guilty To Child Rape Charges

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Monday, a former president of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association pleaded guilty to 21 counts of child rape and sexual assault over more than a two-decade period of time.

According to Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, 67-year-old Patrick Rose appeared in Suffolk Superior Court to face 33 charges in connection to the rape and abuse of six children, varying in ages as young as seven-years-old to sixteen-years-old, at his home in West Roxbury between 1993 and 2020. Several of his victims appeared in court Rose was sentenced to at least 10 years in prison, with a maximum of 13 years, and 10 years' probation following his release, officials said.

Twelve of the charges against Rose were dropped on Monday.

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City officials released a Rose Case Policy & Procedure Review earlier in 2021 that detailed the charges pressed against the former union president.

In June of 1995 Rose was charged in West Roxbury District Court with indecent assault & battery on a child under fourteen, but was dismissed the following year. Later in 1996, the Boston Police Department Internal Affairs Division (IAD) sustained the allegations against Rose, though he remained on the force for another two decades.

In 2020, the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office pressed Rose with a new set of criminal charges, including a count of indecent assault & battery on a child under fourteen.

In their review, the BPD's IAD found that the original investigations into Rose in 1995 were not thorough enough, citing police did not take steps to discipline or terminate Rose after claims against him were sustained.

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