Trial begins for 3rd of 4 accused of 2012 UMass dorm rape
Aug. 23, 2015
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — The trial of the third of four men charged with raping a student in a University of Massachusetts dorm is beginning.
Jury selection is scheduled Monday for 20-year-old Adam Liccardi. He has pleaded not guilty to four counts of rape.
The student told police she was raped in October 2012 by Liccardi and his three friends from Pittsfield.
None was a UMass student, but they all knew her. The woman said she told them not to visit. Another student let them in.
The other three were charged with three counts of rape. Emmanuel Toffee Bile and Justin King, both 21, were convicted and are serving prison sentences. Twenty-year-old Caleb Womack still faces trial.
The woman said she drank alcohol and smoked marijuana with them but didn't consent to sex.
The case led UMass to tighten dorm security.