Patrick Rose, the former president of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association charged with raping and abusing six children over nearly three decades, changed his plea to guilty.
A former head of Boston's police union facing a total of 33 charges in connection with the rape and abuse of six children over various periods of time beginning in the 1990s pleaded guilty Monday.
Patrick Rose had previously pleaded not guilty and maintained his innocence, but changed his plea during an appearance in Suffolk Superior Court.
He pleaded guilty to 21 counts of child rape and sexual assault over a 27-year period and was sentenced to 10 to 13 years in prison, plus 10 years probation following his release.
One of the victims talked about the “dead-soul feeling of emotional pain” the victim experienced because of the abuse.
Boston Police Patrolmen's Association President Larry Calderone also issued a statement following Rose's guilty plea.
Despite evidence that Boston Police Officer Patrick Rose sexually assaulted a 12-year-old child, he was never fired from the department. »