For Immediate Release - October 23, 2013

Smith held on bail on an aggravated rape charge

A Bronx, New York man was arraigned this morning in Berkshire Superior Court on several charges.  23 year old RICHARD C. SMITH (1664 Davidson Street) appeared before Judge John Agostini. 

SMITH had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on one (1) count of AGGRAVATED RAPE, one (1) count of AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND BATTERY and three (3) counts of ASSAULT AND BATTERY.  Judge Agostini ordered that he be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $40,000 cash or $400,000 surety bail on the condition SMITH have no contact with the alleged victims. 

The incidents allegedly occurred in North Adams between April 30, 2013 and May 6, 2013 and involved two women who are 40 years of age.     

The investigation was conducted by members of the North Adams Police Department and state police detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s office.