Former New York Yankees outfielder and North Massapequa resident Rosendo "Rusty" Torres has been charged in connection with a sex abuse case involving an 8-year old girl.
Torres was charged on Tuesday in connection with an incident that occurred last week in Plainview, according to police, who would give no further details about the incident. A woman who answered the phone at Torres' house would not comment.
UPDATE: New breaking developments in the case; Torres made admissions to police, cops say: http://patch.com/A-thmH
Cops wouldn't comment about a report in the New York Post that said that Torres, who is employed by the Town of Oyster Bay as a youth baseball coach, drove a town van to where the incidents occurred.
Town Supervisor John Venditto announced early Tuesday evening that Torres has been suspended without pay and that any programs Torres was scheduled to conduct on behalf of the town have been canceled until further notice.
Torres played two seasons for the Yankees in 1971 and 1972. He also played with the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, California Angels and Kansas City Royals.
He for students at in Plainview, last November, along with other community members representing numerous professions. Torres, seated at a table in Mattlin's library, told various middle school students about what it is like to pursue a career in major league sports.
At the time Torres came dressed in a Yankee uniform jersey and wore a vintage Yankee cap.