The number of Bill Conlin’s accusers has reached seven.
Still yet another woman has come forward accusing the Hall of Fame baseball writer and former Philadelphia Daily News columnist of sexually abusing her when she was a child, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported last week.
The woman said Conlin, who was a family friend, assaulted her twice at the beach in Margate, N.J., in the 1960s when she was 11 years old.
The first time, she was lying on a surfboard as he swam out to sea with her. He allegedly reached his hand inside her bathing suit, the woman, now 59, told the Inquirer.
The second time, she was taking a shower in her bathing suit when Conlin reached in and put a finger inside of her.
Initially, three women and a man had told the Inquirer that Conlin had abused them in the 1970s. Two other women came forward shortly after the Inquirer’s story came out, saying Conlin had assaulted them when they were children in the Whitman Square section of Washington Township, Gloucester County.
This latest accusation is the first one claiming an assault that had taken place before the 1970s.