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Ex-partner accuses Bulger of pedophilia in trial

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The former partner of reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger is accusing Bulger of being a pedophile.

Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi is testifying Tuesday at Bulger's racketeering trial.

Bulger's lawyer was pressing Flemmi about his own admission that he engaged in oral sex with his teenage stepdaughter, Deborah Hussey. Flemmi testified that Bulger strangled Hussey after she started using drugs, getting arrested and dropping their names when she got in trouble.

Attorney Hank Brennan then suggested that Flemmi, not Bulger, killed Hussey after she told her mother he molested her. Brennan says Flemmi didn't want to be seen as a pedophile.

Flemmi then says that if Brennan wants to talk about pedophilia, "right over there at that table," gesturing toward where Bulger was seated.

Bulger glanced at Flemmi but did not visibly react.

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