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Eric Rossini Not Indicted By Grand Jury

The karate instructor was charged with indecency-fondling in May 2012.

Last week a grand jury in Fort Worth Texas decided not to indict Eric Rossini on two counts of sexual indecency from May 2012.

"Both cases were presented to a grand jury, which heard the evidence and the circumstances in this case and, on Jan. 3, 2013, made a decision not to indict, which concludes this matter," Melody McDonald, a public information officer in Tarrant County Texas, said.

Grand jury proceedings are by law kept private, but during the summer Rossini's attorney argued that the the charges were the result of a custody battle gone bad.

Rossini also faced charges in Westborough District Court as a

Rossini, a Grafton resident, owns MassDojo in Shrewsbury.

Jesse G January 09, 2013 at 02:08 PM
Glad to see the Patch following up on this story. Too often there's a rush to judgement when there is an accusation and little follow up in the media when there is an exoneration. Well done, Patch.
Ron king January 09, 2013 at 05:54 PM
Justice prevailed we hope. Too bad his good name got rolled around in the mud at the expense of the kid and wife. Hopefully she will get her day sometime soon. She should be held accountable and have to pay all the States of MA and TX court and police costs, if not some time in prison for making false accusations.
Paul January 09, 2013 at 06:06 PM
I hope his ex loses custody of the kids and should pay for legal fees.
PJ January 09, 2013 at 06:52 PM
Justice did work this time. Too bad this is the action that some women feel they have the right to take. Unfortunately, it becomes the individual's fight to clear his name and some people will never let that happen. I feel bad for Mr. Rossini -unfortunately, this is not the first time I have seen this type of behavior. Another case made it all the way through the trial. It is a living hell that I hope Mr. Rossini can get past. Is there no repercussion to the ex-wife for putting him through this? These nasty *(#_!es should have to face the music as well. Good luck Mr. Rossini.
PJ January 09, 2013 at 06:53 PM
Ditto - false accusations are perjury and should be prosecuted.
John Bourke January 10, 2013 at 12:25 AM
I've only met this man once years ago and when I first read about it, felt in my gut something was wrong. Didn't add up, knowing the disciplines of his work and his ability to teach and help kids and adults, learn respect and self-esteem. I really don't know Eric, but I would LOVE to start learning in his dojo, and he deserves the support of our citizens and neighbors. When injustice impacts any person there should be some ability to make one's income and overall financial impact whole, to say nothing of the personal stress. To me, as usual, the justice system is slow moving and as much as we spend on it, it never gets better. Eric ... I reepct how your handled the situation initially, I suspect most of your friends and dojo staff kept things together, and I wish you all the best for a New Year that turns things around for you and your family. I need to self defence and the disciplines...at 53 years of age, I'll be signing up at your dojo, very soon! I need the support and I would be honored to have you as an instructor and associate! J Bourke of Shrewsbury -
Mark B January 10, 2013 at 01:53 AM
I know this man personally and there is no way he would commit such an act!
The Captain January 19, 2013 at 07:59 PM
Where are the apologies from the Oxygen and Lifetime channel watchers who posted hateful comments? The same is true for the self-loathing males who posted on the patch. You liberal mobs are alike.
F L Baillee February 03, 2013 at 09:26 AM
I just can't comprehend why an innocent man or a Court of Competent Jurisdiction would allow a ten year old Probate battle to just close during the pendency of the Texas criminal matter. Probably never know what really happened here. Too bad, so sad. Hope the child gets the help she needs to recover from this ordeal!
Josh K February 25, 2013 at 01:25 PM
Really?
Josh K February 25, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Felt the same way as you and considered joining dojo until someone showed me this story. He has issues with authority and women. < His previous charges include assault and battery and intimidating a witness in a domestic violence case and illegally taking a cell phone image of a police officer who was giving him a citation.
The Truth May 14, 2013 at 02:46 PM
Josh K is this man's son. Who has used lots of other fake names on here to try and trash his father's name and business on behalf of his mother. James Rossini has a record himself for violence towards Jessica Lane (the mother). He is also a high school drop out and he is doing this because his mother wanted desperately to leave the state for years to live with her mother in NC. So, she talked poorly about the father to the children at a young age and turned them against their father. Court docs exist for all of this. She is a sick person and now the son is too. Hopefully, one day this child will see what his mother has done to him, but there is likely no help for him. It's too bad, because the father dedicated himself to his children. Jessica Lane works at the Goddard School in Auburn and should not be permitted to be around children. She lives in Millbury, MA. She certainly would not like to see what was said about her in the court documents online nor would the son. But if they keep it up... I'll be sure to go get them and post them on here. - The Truth
April Handley June 07, 2013 at 05:46 PM
Be a winner, make the choice A Mother's perspective on the art of Karate at MASSDOJO MASSDOJO on Rt 9 in Shrewsbury is a magical place I found for our son, fueled by amazing teachers called senseis, along with sweat, hard work and determination. Eric Rossini, owner and head sensei, is an inspiring role model who is teaching my family more than karate. There is a small circle of people I trust with our son; I think that is something every parent faces now in 2013, and Sensei Eric is in that group. I am writing this because it would be a disservice to not tell everyone I could about what a gem is waiting for another little mind to explore. My husband and I both believe in self –defense, and after Jack watched Karate Kid he became interested in martial arts, we went to MASSDOJO to check it out. We are more than pleased. My son stands up for himself, in fact he defends other children as well and he is only 6 years old. In our home we are strict on impolite talking back, poor manners or any of the other behavior you will find in a house with a 6 year old. MASSDOJO supports and extends those values. Go. Check it out. Learn how your child may benefit. You will be surprised at these little people and what they are capable of. I have learned to follow through with a very head strong child. Most importantly, I know how capable I can be to benefit our son. We both deserve that feeling.
Truth hurts June 10, 2013 at 05:38 PM
Yeah, learn from a wife beater and convicted batterer how to spread violence. This guy trashes his own son after years of abuse at the hands of his father. And allegations of indecency fondling of his teenage daughter. What a role model, #massdojo#don'tgolearn from a loser.
Parental Alienation is a crime June 13, 2013 at 04:43 AM
Jessica Lane arrested in 2011: http://www.telegram.com/article/20110418/COURTRECORDS/104189859/1056&Template=printart Jessica Lane arrested Jessica Lane had her home at 6 Fuller Road, Sutton MA foreclosed on not once, not twice, but three times! Son was arrested in 2010 for violence towards the mother. Juvenile record exists. There are many witnesses to James' violence towards his father. Family members, friends, neighbors, etc... The son can't be honest with himself about what he has done to his father. Poor kid is in denial, because mother has inappropriate relationship with son. See emotional incest. This link says it all: http://www.silcom.com/~joy2meu/joy_21.htm Parental Alienation is a crime that destroys the bonds children have with their parent forever. Jessica Lane is the worst of the worst of parental alienators and a sociopath. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parental_alienation It's a shame the children here have no idea how much their mother has lied to them, the court and to many others. All they have to do is walk into a court house and read the records.
Parental Alienation is a crime June 13, 2013 at 04:43 AM
Not indicted means no merit which is better than the case being dropped. Lies, lies and more lies. Children who lie about sexual abuse later regret it: http://www.katiecouric.com/videos/daughter-reunites-with-father-after-falsely-accusing-him-of-rape/ only after REHAB! Jessica Lane will be exposed for what she has done. She thinks she can run and hide in NC with her mommy Catherine Goddard who lives in Indian Trail, NC. The internet can follow them too! Visit National Parents Organization for more information on how divorced parents abuse the court system. https://www.nationalparentsorganization.org/ Eric just hopes his kids are ok. Pray for him and them.
The truth will set you free June 16, 2013 at 03:44 AM
Be a man and tell the truth, How did the Worcester Probate case just close in the midst of such turmoil? And all of a sudden no indictment and Mom gets the removal. Sounds like a sell out agreement for a guilty man who is finally cornered. Now he rears his ugly head. Who needs rehab and anger management now?
The truth will set you free June 16, 2013 at 03:58 AM
Convicted of domestic violence against a woman at age 40+, and posts trash about his son's juvenile record... I wonder where the kid learned to punch. Tell the truth, you are a CONVICTED batterer still teaching children how to punch. Self-defense my A$$, this guys ego is bigger than his nose, seriously does he think the public will buy his scripted ad campaign and anonymous drivel. Rossini is a coward trying to earn a living promoting domestic violence and blaming victims. No surprise he couldn't pursue criminal justice, thank God this guy isn't wearing a badge.
The truth will set you free June 16, 2013 at 04:06 AM
According to prior posts, the girl lived with Rossini and attended Grafton MIDDLE school when the Texas FONDLING case broke last May. Poor kid has to listen to claims of parental alienation from a man who has no respect for marriage, women or family and hops from one to the next with total disregard for morality. What kind of a loser bashes his children after settling a custody battle without trial and Judgment in the heat of sexual abuse allegations. I guess he kept the verdict off the table so he could rebuild his Bullying business
Josh Ka June 16, 2013 at 04:30 AM
Wow, motor vehicle infractions ALL dismissed. Man,I thought this was relevant evidence of Rossini's character. Read the link he posts on his ex-wife and you see how far he is grasping to deflect attention from himself. #massdojo#don't go#loser runs show
Josh K June 16, 2013 at 12:00 PM
who ever you are you are RIGHT on about this egomaniac. April Handley means well but is bamboozled at the moment or a friend. Go ahead April and disagree with Rossini and see where that gets you. This guy will side with anyone who agrees with him no matter how low they are and I think we all know who I'm talking about. Another ego maniac who frightens the children Ask the family who helped him out tremendous while he was in Texas. The thanks the stand in instructor got was a punch to the face! The family has now moved to another dojo and what does Rossini do? Calls the dojo and bad mouths the family and the little boys! What a creep. It will all come out. The people praising him simply don't know the whole truth. He does not respect women period! Ask some of the mothers who've had run ins with him over their children. He is King Rossini end of story. Has anyone noticed his dojo is loosing clients? There's a reason for this. May it continue. JK (I am not his son for the previous comment)
Parental Alienation is a crime June 16, 2013 at 10:14 PM
"The truth will set you free", "Josh K" and many other fake names are those of James Kyle Rossini whom the mother Jessica Lane deliberately and knowingly involved the children in their custody dispute back in 2006 when she tried to remove the kids out of the commonwealth. The judge found that this was extremely detrimental to him. No kidding... James flunked out of Saint Johns High School in Shrewsbury, MA and refused to attend HS in Grafton after his mother lost her home in Sutton and tried to hide it from the school board that she had moved to 135 Elm Street, Milbury, MA as shown in the article link above. This was against the school's wishes. He was always violent towards the father and friends, but also moved on to be violent towards his mother and sister. Rossini made no "sell out" agreement. There is no removal and if the mother removes the daughter from the state without permission she will be breaking the law. THE DA in TX himself stated the daughter made inconsistent statements and a grand jury "no billing" means the case never had merit. 12 citizens decided that and very rarely does a case get no billed.
Parental Alienation is a crime June 16, 2013 at 10:53 PM
The family that "helped" out Rossini was expelled from the school because they bad mouthed Rossini. Also, they were bitter the business did not become theirs as they told people it was going to become. They made many false statements, allegations and witnesses and proof exists of all of this. Taking advantage of situation when someone is down is as disgusting and pathetic as it gets. I guess that's why "greed" is one of the 7 deadly sins. Some people just have no integrity. They should be very careful what they do especially owning a business in the same town. The dojo is doing just fine despite all this, because EVERYONE can tell this is the handy work of James Rossini. A child who was used, manipulated and clearly obsessed with trashing his father as a means to deflect from dealing with the brutal truth of what his mother has done.
Parental Alienation is a crime June 16, 2013 at 10:54 PM
Rossini was never convicted of anything and the Patch should delete false statements like that.
Mother of the year June 16, 2013 at 11:31 PM
This is Jessica Lane's mother. She's been trying just as hard to get Jessica and the children to NC. I wonder if the people investing with the firm would like to know more truth about her, her daughter and what she has encouraged the grand children to do? Cathy Goddard Director of Client Services http://www.stewardshippartners.com/
Mother of the year June 16, 2013 at 11:48 PM
It appears the mother has lied to the son here too. Apparently, he has no idea the mother does not have right to remove the child from the commonwealth. In court, Jessica Lane has boldly told the judge she will simply ignore the law. Guess she must want to get locked up a second time. I'm sure the media would love that twist in the story. Rossini's mailbox was destroyed this weekend ...sounds personal with the timing with all these articles. Who is the one with the real anger issues that has never dealt with them appropriately? Get the daughter away from the violent son and law breaking manipulative mother NOW.
Josh K June 17, 2013 at 10:28 PM
I've never heard this family bad mouth Rossini and I'm there. have you personally heard this rumor? You sound like Rossini's lawyer. What ever the truth on this matter Rossini is a bully, doesn't like women and try having a disagreement with him, you'll see what a nice guy he is. What about the girl friend he hit? He's a bad person plain and simple and this back and forth is getting old. I know him as many other parents. There's always two view points. I don't like the fact that after this family left for whatever the reason Rossini felt the need to call the new dojo and bad mouth children? What a guy. I hope these boys win for their new dojo. I can't wait to see how Rossini acts at the next tournament.
Toughman Forreal June 18, 2013 at 01:42 AM
Rossini admitted to the facts for a guilty finding of domestic violence in a plea deal out of Westborough District Court for a recent incident at his Crosby Rd. home and placed on probation. He beat up a woman at his home at 2:45 a.m.. He later violated his probation which resulted in his conviction according to news reports of the public record. He has been charged before and is no stranger to the back seat of a cruiser. Whatever arguments Eric and his band of boyfriends raise, the fact remains he couldn't fight his way out of a brown bag. He is tested against women and children and usually wins but the videos of him online show he is a limpwristed poser. He can't take a punch from a man
The terrible, elusive Truth June 18, 2013 at 01:55 AM
He is the size of a prepubescent girl so it's no wonder he has a Napolean complex. It's too bad he hides behind the robe and takes advantage of children as a manipulative adult. For sure, the truth will be revealed over time as the Community of Grafton shuns him and sends him into hiding. Surely the dojo is failing with this slug running the show. He still doesn't address how the Probate case abruptly ended in Worcester at the same time the Texas case closed. You would logically think his alleged exoneration in TX would lead to a growing battle with the Probate Court that supposedly ruled in his favor in 2006??? What happened is quite the opposite. And the grand jury in Texas is sealed so only he knows what evidence did and did not get presented and he's not talking about those facts. There was enough evidence for charges and a grand jury to convene, which is no trivial matter.

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