For Immediate Release - July 14, 2014

Soper enters not guilty pleas on sexual assault charges

A Pittsfield man was arraigned this afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court on sexual assault charges.  32 year old WILLIAM SOPER appeared before Judge John Agostini. 

SOPER had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on four (4) counts of RAPE OF A CHILD: WITH FORCE, one (1) count of INDECENT ASSAULT AND BATTER ON A CHILD UNDER 14 and one (1) count of INTIMIDATION OF A WITNESS OR OTHER PERSON.  Judge Agostini ordered that he be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $25,000 bail. 

The incidents are alleged to have occurred in Pittsfield between December 1, 2011 and January 31, 2012 and allegedly involved an 11 year old girl. 

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