St. Louis found guilty on sexual assault charges
A North Dartmouth, Massachusetts man was found guilty this morning in Berkshire Superior Court on sexual assault charges. The jury deliberated for about 8 hours over a two day period before returning its verdict against 72 year old RICHARD J. ST. LOUIS.
ST. LOUIS was found guilty on four (4) counts of INDECENT ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON A PERSON WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES, one (1) count of INDECENT EXPOSURE and one (1) count of ANNOYING OR ACCOSTING A PERSON OF THE OPPOSITE SEX. Judge John Agostini ordered that he serve concurrent 5 year to 5 year and 1 day state prison sentences at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the charges of INDECENT ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON A PERSON WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES. ST. LOUIS was given concurrent house of correction sentences on the other charges.
The incidents involved a 24 year old female and occurred in Hancock between January 1, 2008 and September 16, 2011.
ST. LOUIS was found not guilty on one (1) count of INDECENT ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON A PERSON WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES. A directed verdict of not guilty was ordered on one (1) count of INTIMIDATION OF A WITNESS OR OTHER PERSON.
Five (5) counts of INDECENT ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON A DISABLED PERSON WHO HAS ATTAINED 14 and two (2) counts of RAPE were dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth.
The investigation was conducted by state troopers assigned to the Cheshire barracks.