LYNN (AP) -- An 18-year-old Marblehead man has been charged with raping three 13- and 14-year-old girls.

Matthew Labrie was ordered held on $50,000 bail after not guilty pleas were entered on his behalf Monday to charges of statutory rape of a child, indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, and witness intimidation.

Prosecutors say police met the Marblehead Veterans Middle School principal early in January after the principal reported learning a student was sexually involved with an 18-year-old man.

Labrie’s attorney requested $5,000 because his client had no record and cooperated with the investigation.

The Daily Item ( ) reports that the defense attorney said his client had been bullied in school and befriended people younger than him. He also pointed out inconsistencies in the police report.


Information from: The (Lynn, Mass.) Daily Item,