Man accused of lewd acts toward teen neighbor


PITTSFIELD -- A city man who allegedly exposed himself to a 17-year-old neighbor and sent her lewd letters is free on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty to two charges.

Richard Osgood, 47, allegedly walked into the apartment of a neighbor without knocking in April and told a 17-year-old girl as she packed up the apartment to move that she "owed him a night in bed," according to Pittsfield Police.

The teen told him he was "creeping her out" and to leave. Instead, Osgood pulled down his pants, exposed and then touched himself. She left the room and went into the kitchen and when he followed her there she left the building.

Since February, Osgood had been sending her letters and emails, some professing his love, others of a sexual nature, according to a probable cause report.

The teen said she played an online game in which the players are wolves and when she discovered Osgood had joined her wolf pack she blocked him from playing with her. In some of the letters allegedly penned by the defendant he refers to the teen as his "Alpha-Female."

According to the police report, Osgood had a previous charge of indecent assault and battery on a person under 14 for which he was given probation. He also had four counts of rape of a child with force and other charges out of Hampden Superior Court, but those charges were not prosecuted.

Osgood appeared in Central Berkshire District Court on Friday in answer to a summons and pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor charges -- accosting or annoying someone of the opposite sex and indecent exposure.

Judge Paul M. Vrabel released the defendant on personal recognizance with the condition he have no contact with and stay away from the complaining witness.

The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office did not request bail in the case.

Osgood is due back in court for a pretrial hearing on Oct. 14 with his attorney, Kenneth G. Warren Jr.

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