Former Fox 11 reporter and KFI talk host Rod Bernsen appeared in federal court today and was ordered released on $850,000 bail. He has a November 13 court date for arraignment on a charge of abusive sexual contact. According to the criminal filing seen by LA Observed, two twelve-year-old cousins told the FBI that Bernsen made suggestive comments, used his foot to touch the genitals of one of the boys and spanked the other one once on his naked butt. The alleged assault occurred in the Lotus Spa on board the Diamond Princess. The boys were on a cruise with more three dozen family members, and Bernsen was on board with his wife and perhaps other relatives. The boys described Bernsen, who is 58, joining them repeatedly in the sauna and steam room and asking them about their penises. After they reported the contacts to their parents, there was a verbal confrontation between the parents and the Bernsens.
Update: Jury finds Bernsen not guilty
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