PITTSFIELD -- A 20-year-old Lanesborough man that police say abused his teenage girlfriend over a three-day period in January was held without bail Monday after he was arraigned on seven charges in Berkshire Superior Court.
Frank DiLorenzo III, of Meadow Lane, pleaded not guilty to the seven charges. Due to an agreement between the Berkshire District Attorney's Office and his lawyer, Joseph P. Colonna, DiLorenzo will be held without bail until Thursday, when a dangerousness hearing will take place.
Following the dangerousness hearing, if Superior Court Judge John A. Agostini finds DiLorenzo to be an imminent danger to the 19-year-old alleged victim or to the community, he can order the defendant held without the right to bail for up to 90 days.
DiLorenzo III originally faced 18 charges, but he was indicted by a Berkshire grand jury on only seven: single charges of kidnapping and assault and battery; three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon; and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
According to Lanesborough Police, DiLorenzo allegedly choked, bit and punched his girlfriend, pushed her head into a toilet, beat her with a metal pole, head-butted her in the face, and threatened her with a hammer and other implements from Jan. 15-18.
It is alleged that he also prevented her from either seeking medical attention or going to work.
Police arrived at DiLorenzo's home on Jan. 18 after the woman secretly texted her
The victim suffered bruising, abrasions, bite marks and bumps.
Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Dana Parsons is prosecuting the case.