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Bail Lowered for 1 of 4 Defendants Charged with UMass Rape

Northampton, Mass. (WGGB) —  A lower bail has been set for one of the four defendants charged with raping a UMass student  in the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 13.

18 year-old, Emmanuel Bile now faces a bail of $3,500.  It was previously set at $10,000.  On Tuesday, Hampshire Superior Court Judge Daniel Ford, granted his request to lower the bail.

Originally, all four defendants had bail set at $10,000 along with conditions.

Bile’s attorney, David Pixley, of Pittsfield requested that Bile’s bail be lowered to $3,500 because of his relative lack of a record and lack of a record of defaults.

Ford agreed lowering his bail Tuesday.

Should Bile post bail, he will be required to meet with a probation officer in Pittsfield, observe an 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew at his parents’ house and wear a GPS monitor, among other conditions.

Bile, 17 year-old Caleb Womack, 18 year-old Justin King, and 18 year-old Adam Liccardi, all of Pittsfield,  pleaded not guilty to three counts of rape, each and Liccardi pled not guilty to an additional charge of rape in Eastern Hampshire District Court, on Monday, Oct. 22.

All are due back in Eastern Hampshire District Court on December 10 and are due back to the same court on Thursday, November 1 in connection with civil restraining orders requested by the victim.


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