Massapequa resident, and former baseball player with the New York Yankees, Rusty Torres was convicted today of sexually abusing an 8-year-old in 2012, and now faces up to 35 years in prison.
With sentencing scheduled for Oct. 7, Torres, 65, faces a maximum of seven years each on five counts of first-degree sexual abuse. Torres was aquitted on charges of abusing a second girl.
According to police, Torres was arrested at his North Massapequa home on May 8, 2012, after the victim’s parents notified police. According to prosecutors, the abuse occurred from April 2012 to May 2012 during baseball practices in Plainview while Torres was employed by the Town of Oyster Bay.
The Town suspended Torres without pay after his arrest.