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Former Boston Police Union President Pat Rose Faces New Sexual Assault Charges

BOSTON (CBS/AP) – Former Boston Police Union President Pat Rose is facing 15 new sexual assault charges after four additional accusers came forward. The accusations span from 1991 to 2018.

The retired Boston Police officer was ordered held on $250,000 bail earlier this month after pleading not guilty to several charges. Rose is accused of raping a child between seven and 14 years old.

Since then, four new accusers have come forward against Rose, leading to new charges including statutory rape of a child and indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.

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Former Boston Police officer Patrick Rose (WBZ-TV)

Rose was arraigned via video conference Tuesday. The West Roxbury District Court judge added an additional $20,000 to Rose's bail. If he makes bail, he is ordered to stay away from the alleged victims and wear a GPS monitoring device.

"With the passage of time and further investigations, the case is getting more and more complex and more and more complicated," the judge said.

The new charges pertain to alleged abuse against two children that date to the 1990s. Two of the other new alleged victims are still children, prosecutor Audrey Mark said.

The new charges stem in part from an email Rose sent to a family after his arrest in which he referred to himself as a "monster," Mark said, describing it as a confession.

According to Rose's attorney, William Keefe, there is no reference in the email to any alleged crimes.

"It's not entirely clear that this case is going to go forward without any kind of hiccups," Keefe said in court, referring to the statute of limitations of the allegations.

Mass. State Police will head the investigation due to Rose's past with Boston Police.

Rose is due back in court on September 23.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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