Bail reduced for defendant in rape case


Hampshire Superior Court Judge Daniel Ford, On Oct. 30, granted a request to lower the bail previously set at $10,000 to $3,500 for Emmanuel Bile 18, of Pittsfield, one of four defendants charged with raping a UMass student in the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.

On Monday, Oct. 22,  Eastern Hampshire District Court Judge Mary Hurley set bail for all four defendants at $10,000 along with conditions.

Bile's attorney, David Pixley, of Pittsfield requested that Bile's bail be lowered to $3,500, and Ford agreed, citing Bile's relative lack of a record and lack of a record of defaults.

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

Bile, Caleb Womack, 17; Justin King, 18 and Adam Liccardi, 18, all of Pittsfield  pleaded not guilty to three counts of rape, each and Liccardi pleaded 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 Dec. 10 and are due back to the same court on Thursday, Nov. 1 in connection with civil harrassment orders requested by the victim.

 Bail conditions, if the defendants  post bail are as follows:

·       24/7 GPS monitoring

·       Curfew and house arrest 7 days per week from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am

·       Stay out of specified towns  (to be enforced by GPS exclusionary zones)

·       Stay in Massachusetts except with express permission of the probation department and after signing a waiver of rendition

·       Report to probation in person at least 2 times per week No abuse of victim

·       No contact, direct or indirect, with victim

·       Stay at least 100 yards away from victim wherever she may be

·       Stay at least 100 yards away from victim's residence

·       No contact, direct or indirect, with the witnesses in the case

·       Consume no alcohol or drugs

·       Submit to screening for alcohol and drugs at the probation department at least 2 times per week

·       Surrender passport Obey all laws and court orders, including harassment prevention orders

·       Maintain employment or an educational program, or if unemployed, actively seek employment

·       Notify probation of any changes in contact information (e.g. address, phone number, etc)

·       Sign releases with probation for them to be able to monitor compliance with these conditions

·       Comply with the court's order today on the Commonwealth's Motion to Impound Confidential Information from the Public