Massachusetts Daily Collegian

No parental rights for rapists

By Hannah Sparks

September 10, 2013

Massachusetts is often touted as one of the most liberal and progressive states in the nation, and for good reason. Famously blue, the Commonwealth is a national leader in health care, education and energy efficiency. It was one...

Prosecutors seek DNA samples of rape suspects

By Katie Landeck

March 25, 2013

The state is seeking to obtain DNA samples from three of the four men charged with raping a University of Massachusetts freshman in her dorm room last October, according to a press release from the Northwestern District Att...

UMass student arrested after alleged rape in on-campus residence hall

By Katie Landeck

February 22, 2013

A University of Massachusetts student has been arrested and charged with raping a woman in an on-campus residence hall. Weilang Wang, an 18-year-old computer science major, is being held on $7,500 cash bail at the Hampshire County J...

Pittsfield man accused of rape has bail lowered

By Katie Landeck

November 6, 2012

Bail was lowered yesterday for one of the four Pittsfield men accused of raping a University of Massachusetts student, according to a press release from the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. Adam Liccardi, 18, won...

Documents released detailing alleged rape

By Katie Landeck

November 2, 2012

The four Pittsfield men charged with raping an 18-year-old University of Massachusetts student last month repeatedly assaulted the woman for one to two hours in a room in Pierpont Hall, according to documents released yesterday by an Ea...

Judge agrees to reduce bail in rape case

By Chelsie Field

October 31, 2012

Emmanuel Bile, one of four Pittsfield men charged with raping a University of Massachusetts student in her residence hall on Oct. 13, was granted a reduced bail Tuesday by Hampshire Superior Court Judge Daniel Ford, according...