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|Prosecutors in NY Oppose Disclosure in Fine Probe
|ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say disclosure of information used to obtain search warrants for the home and office of former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine would jeopardize their ongoing investigation ''into the sensitive area of child abuse and molestation.''
Prosecutors say in a letter to a judge Wednesday that disclosure would lay bare their investigative steps while potentially embarrassing witnesses and endangering the safety of at least one of their sources.
Fine was fired Nov. 27 after three men said he sexually abused them when they were boys. He has denied wrongdoing.
Unsealed records show investigators were looking for pornography that could be used ''to sexually arouse or groom young males'' and records detailing Fine's contact with boys.
Fine's lawyers have said they wouldn't oppose unsealing the warrant application.
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