Man held on $50K bail in child rape case

Thursday November 8, 2012

PITTSFIELD -- A city man accused of the sexual assault of a minor was held on $50,000 bail following his arraignment on Wednesday in Central Berkshire District Court.

Erick Ruiz-Trujillo, 30, of Wellington Avenue, pleaded not guilty to a single count of rape of a child under 16 with force.

Judge Fredric D. Rutberg ordered Ruiz-Trujillo held at the Berkshire County Jail & House of Correction on $50,000 bail.

The bail amount was by agreement between Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Rachael Eramo and the defendant’s attorney, Richard D. LeBlanc.

According to court documents, Ruiz-Trujillo is accused of sexualy ass aulting a juvenile in Pittsfield on Sunday.

He was held in jail until Wednesday when a Spanish enterpreter was available for his arraignment.

The probable cause report in the case was sealed by the court and unavailable for review by The Eagle.

A hearing was scheduled for Dec. 5, but the case is likely headed to Superior Court.


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