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Four teens plead not guilty to raping female student in UMass dorm room

Clockwise from top left: Emmanuel Bile, Caleb Womack, Justin King and Adam Licciardi are accused of raping a University of Massachusetts student in her dorm room AP Photo/Matthew Cavanaugh

Clockwise from top left: Emmanuel Bile, Caleb Womack, Adam Licciardi and Justin King are accused of raping a University of Massachusetts student in her dorm room; all pleaded not guilty.
AP Photo/Matthew Cavanaugh

(CBS/AP) AMHERST, Mass. - Four teenagers pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that they raped a University of Massachusetts student in her dorm room.

Police said someone else signed the teenagers into the dorm on Saturday Oct. 13 on the UMass flagship campus in Amherst. They say the teenagers aren't students at the university, but the victim knew them.

A judge set bail at $10,000 cash for each defendant: 18-year-olds Emmanuel Bile, Justin King and Adam Licciardi, and 17-year-old Caleb Womack. They were also ordered to wear GPS tracking devices.

UMass Amherst Police Chief John Horvath said the victim reported the rape at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 14. There wasn't any damage to the dorm room that would indicate forcible entry and there didn't appear to be signs of a struggle in the room. The investigation is ongoing.

University officials told other students about the alleged attack on Monday. They said they are reviewing security procedures, and Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy said in a statement that violence won't be tolerated on the campus.

Police said there's no danger to anyone else on campus.

  • Crimesider Staff

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