Monday October 22, 2012

PITTSFIELD -- A North Adams man accused of rape and assault and battery is tentatively scheduled to go to trial for the alleged crimes in March 2013.

Kevin Heideman, who has been free on personal recognizance since his arraignment in April, appeared with attorney Nathaniel K. Green on Thursday in Berkshire Superior Court for a pretrial hearing.

A tentative March 2013 trial date has been set in the case.

According to police and prosecutors, Heideman, 30, sexually assaulted a 24-year-old woman in North Adams on Dec. 3, 2011.

Heideman has pleaded not guilty to single counts of rape, assault and battery, malicious destruction of personal property over $250, witness intimidation and disturbing the peace.

On Thursday Green said he may be filing a motion to get access to the alleged victim’s psychiatric records.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Marianne Shelvey and was investigated by members of the North Adams Police Department.

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