Patrick M. Rose, a former president of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association, was ordered held on $100,000 bail Thursday on charges that he sexually assaulted a girl on “multiple occasions” from when she was about 7 to about 12 years old.
Rose pleaded not guilty at his arraignment before Judge Kathleen Coffey in the West Roxbury Division of Boston Municipal Court. For most of the hearing, he kept his back to the courtroom and wore a mask and blue plastic gloves, and held one hand over the right side of his face.
Prosecutor Audrey Mark said, “There is a need for high bail. This is an extremely serious case. The allegations are quite heinous.” …
Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins said outside the courthouse that the allegations put Rose’s conduct as a police officer into question, including arrests he made and his encounters with minors.
“We don’t want any preferential treatment,” she said. “We are going to be looking deeply into this because this is a broken trust.”
Coffey set various conditions if Rose does make bail, including that he must stay away from the victim, have no unsupervised contact with children younger than 16, undergo GPS monitoring, and surrender his passport, firearms, and license to carry firearms.
“I think we all recognize this is a very sad and serious case,” Coffey said. “Most importantly, most importantly, the gentleman needs to surrender all firearms and the license to carry so future purchases can’t be made.”
Coffey slated the next hearing in Rose’s case for Sept. 10.
A police report filed in court alleges that Rose sexually assaulted the victim, who is now 14, on “multiple occasions and diverse dates.”
Rose faces a total of nine charges: including one count of aggravated rape of a child and five counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.