Tip line being used in Fine investigation
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Federal prosecutors investigating allegations that a former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach molested boys are asking for phone calls from anyone with information.
The U.S. attorney's office for the Northern District of New York said Wednesday it has a toll-free tip line, where callers can provide information anonymously.
A recording on the hotline doesn't specifically mention Bernie Fine, who was fired last month after a 36-year career at Syracuse after three men said he molested them when they were boys. Fine has denied the allegations and has not been charged.
Prosecutors also say tipsters can send email and investigators from the U.S. Secret Service will follow up on all relevant information provided.
Federal investigators took computers and cameras from Fine's home and office.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
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