Former Yankees Ball Player charged with Sexual Abuse


A retired Yankees benchwarmer was arrested by Long Island cops, who busted him on charges of the sexual abuse of a child. Rosendo “Rusty” Torres, 63, allegedly victimized an 8-year-old girl he was coaching, law enforcement sources said. Torres was employed as a youth baseball coach and drove a van for the town of Oyster Bay, where the incidents took place, authorities said.

“The first incident involved inappropriate touching. In the second incident, there was contact but not actual sexual activity,” a law enforcement source said. After learning of Torres’ arrest, town officials suspended him without pay and cancelled all clinics he was set to conduct. “As always, the town stands ready to cooperate fully with any and all law enforcement agencies in this matter,” the Town Supervisor John Venditto said.

A neighbor, Gus Galatatzis, said of Torres, “He’s such a well known, well-liked guy, I’m speechless. Rusty is such a friendly, outgoing guy, I pray to God it’s [the allegations] not true,” Galatatzis said.

This is what I want my readers to know.  This neighbor got it right.  Most child sexual abusers are very likable people, very friendly and outgoing.  That’s how they catch these kids and their parents off guard.  Everybody thinks their great guys until their child is hurt, and those whose children aren’t hurt don’t believe the stories.  And before you know it, there’s a long line of children who are hurt for life!

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/former_yankees_player_busted_for_XAwIQMhmNcbi0hp6YlObeM#ixzz1vnhHWoVp

About these ads

About mamaheartfilled

I am a mother of eight wonderful children and five grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, for the last ten years or so and am working on a final edit, now. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
This entry was posted in Adult Victims of CSA, Childhood Sexual Abuse, children, Health and Safety, Marriage and Family, Parenting, Sexual Assault, sexuality and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s