Pittsfield man held on $3,000 bail in alleged rape of teen


PITTSFIELD >> Bail was set at $3,000 for a city man accused of raping a minor in December, after his defense attorney raised questions about the alleged victim's account of the incident.

Prosecutors were seeking a bail of $25,000 for Logan Delisle, 18, on a single count of rape of a child by force.

His attorney, Raymond Jacoub, sought a bail of $1,000, noting his research into the case since Delisle's arraignment on Wednesday disputed several of the claims made by the teen.

Jacoub said there are questions whether she was led away against her will by Delisle, whether she was unable to send or receive electronic communications during the time period in question and whether she cried out for help during the alleged assault.

"There was no forcible rape," Jacoub said during Delisle's bail hearing Friday in Central Berkshire District Court before Judge William Rota.

Jacoub said surveillance video shows the pair appearing to casually converse and the teen appears to be using a mobile device to send and receive messages.

Witness statements also appear to contradict some of the information the teen gave to investigators, Jacoub said.

Details of the alleged victim's account are unavailable due to records in the case being sealed.

Should he post bail, Delisle must have no contact with the alleged victim and remain at least 100 yards away.

He is due back in court on Feb. 11 for a pretrial hearing.

Contact Bob Dunn at 413-496-6249.


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