Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Rosanne Sliney had claimed her uncle sexually abused her.
A Burlington woman’s sexual abuse lawsuit against her unlce has been dismissed. Rosanne Sliney, who grew up in Waltham but now lives in Burlington, filed a lawsuit earlier this year alleging her uncles, Domenic Previte, sexually abuse her when she was a child. But, a Middlesex Superior Court Judge Thomas R. Murtaugh on June 27 allowed Previte's motion to dismiss the case, according to Sliney’s attorney, Carmen Durso. Murtaugh cited the three year staute of limiations as the reason for dismissing the lawsuit. Sliney plans to appeal the decision, according to Durso. “This ruling is an example of why we have to continue our efforts, and work more vigorously to convince the Massachusetts Legislature to make changes in the law, so that future …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Advocates to hold rally on March 14.
A Waltham native who alleges her uncle sexually abused her when she was a child is pushing for the repeal of the criminal statue of limitaitions on sexual abuse crimes. Rosanne Sliney, a Burlington resident who hails from Waltham, joined others on Friday, March 2, to call for the passage of a bill that would eliminate the criminal statute of limitations for sex abuse crimes. “Hopefully … people will feel more accepting to come forward,” Sliney told Waltham Patch shortly before the rally event held at the American Legion on Waverly Oaks Road. “The people of Waltham have just been so supportive. It's been really incredibly wonderful." Passage of the bill would encourage more alleged victims to report their abuse, Sliney said. Sliney, who …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The letter is not dated, but reveals details about the case.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The following is an undated letter written by Domenic Previte Jr. to his niece Rosanne Sliney, according to a lawsuit in which Sliney accused Previte of sexually abusing her. ______________________ Roseanne, About 11 or 12 years ago we had a very special relationship with each other. I was very close to you. We did everything together. You were like a flower in springtime. I admired and respected you and loved you as my own daughter. We enjoyed doing things together and having a lot of clean fun. Somehow things got twisted. Temptation was mounting. My love for [you] degenerated into something I almost had no control over. I had confused my love for you with sex. It was a bad time in my life - influenced by the [undecipherable] sex …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Miss a Waltham headline this week? Catch up with our weekly news round up.
A former Waltham resident filed a lawsuit claiming her uncle sexually abused her in the 1970s. The city responded to a major natural gas leak. A Waltham bar got a visit from a special guest. A Waltham health care facility is closing soon.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Rosanne Sliney hopes to inspire sexual abuse victims to come forward.
After filing a lawsuit in Middlesex Superior Court on Jan. 30, a Burlington woman held a press conference on Feb. 1, speaking out against her uncle, a Waltham businessman she says sexually assaulted her between 1968 and 1977. Rosanne Sliney, 48, says her uncle, Domenic Previte Jr., of Waltham, sexually assaulted and raped her hundreds of times, starting when she was five. The lawsuit details the alleged abuse, which Sliney says continued until 1977, when she was 14. Sliney, who grew up in Waltham, also claimed in the lawsuit that Previte forced her to have sex with other men. “Domenic, you took away my childhood, my adolescence. I have struggled my whole life,” Sliney said during Wednesday's press conference. Sliney is asking for an …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Lawsuit claims Waltham man sexually abused his relative for many years.
A Burlington woman is claiming her uncle, a Waltham businessman, sexually assaulted her many times between 1968 and 1977, according to a lawsuit filed in Middlesex Superior Court. Rosanne Sliney, 48, claims her uncle, Domenic Previte Jr., of Waltham, sexually assaulted and raped her hundreds of times starting when she was five. The alleged abuse continued until 1977, when she was 14, according to the lawsuit. She also claims Previte forced her to have sex with other men, according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit also names, as defendants, the 10 other men which Sliney was allegedly forced to have sex with, but their identities have not been made public. The alleged abuse occurred at Previte’s Waltham home (a different address then where he …