For Immediate Release - June 10, 2014

Shurtleff enters not guilty pleas on sexual assault charges

An Adams man was arraigned this afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court on sexual assault charges.  52 year old GEORGE SHURTLEFF appeared before Judge John Agostini. 

SHURTLEFF had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on one (1) count of RAPE AND ABUSE OF A CHILD AGGRAVATED BY AN AGE DIFFERENCE, three (3) counts of INDECENT ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON A CHILD UNDER 14 and two (2) counts INDECENT ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON A PERSON WHO HAS ATTAINED 14.  Judge Agostini released him on personal recognizance on the condition SHURTLEFF have no contact with the alleged victim. 

The incidents are alleged to have occurred in Adams between February 6, 2011 and November 17, 2013 and involved a girl who is now 16 years of age.    

The investigation was conducted by state police detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office.