Prosecutor Suzanne Kontz told the court Monday that Zerola took one of the Boston victims shopping and bought her a $700 dress and $250 shoes at Neiman Marcus. She said he then allegedly took the girl back to his apartment and slammed her head against a door. The prosecutor alleged the attorney knocked a phone from the victim's hand while she attempted to dial 911.
"He spent some time grooming these girls," Kontz told The Boston Herald. "He would clearly spend money on them. He would clearly follow up with them."
Zerola, who was named one of People magazine's "Most Eligible Bachelors" in 2003, was considered a candidate for "The Bachelor" during the reality show's first season.