Federal investigation opens hotline for tips on Fine

The US Attorney's Office has opened a hotline for tips in its ongoing investigation into the allegations against Bernie Fine.

On Wednesday the United States Attorney's Office announced that a hotline is now in service for tips on the federal investigation regarding the former Syracuse associate head coach of the men's basketball team.

Federal authorities, along with Pittsburgh Police, are looking into allegations put forth by Zach Tomaselli that Fine sexually abused him in 2002. Bobby Davis and his step-brother, Mike Lang, have also accused Fine of years of sexual abuse, though they are outside the statute of limitations. A fourth accuser, Floyd VanHooser, has also come forward and is under investigation by the Onondaga District Attorney's Office.

The hotline, 1-(855) 395-1106, is available for anonymous and first-person tips. Through the hotline, previously silent victims would be able to aid in the investigation. The automated voicemail also gives the number of a local "victim/witness specialist," who can be reached at (315) 448-0710. The office can also be reached via email at syroffice@usss.dhs.gov.

An email sent to the US Attorney's Office was not returned by press time.

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