3 Defendants In UMass Rape Case In Court

NORTHAMPTON (AP) — Three of the four teenagers accused of raping a University of Massachusetts student in her Amherst dorm room in October are facing arraignment.

Justin King and Emmanuel Bile, both 18 and from Pittsfield, and 17-year-old Caleb Womack of Windsor Locks, Conn., are scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Hampshire Superior Court on aggravated rape charges.

A fourth suspect, 18-year-old Adam Liccardi of Pittsfield, will be arraigned at a later date.

None of the defendants is a UMass student.

Authorities say the woman knew the teens, but asked that they not visit. They were signed into the dorm by another student.

The suspects’ lawyers have said the sex was consensual. They have pleaded not guilty.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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