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Former school counselor acquitted on child sex assault charges

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STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. - A former school counselor in Berkshire County is acquitted on child sex assault charges.

Scott Muir, 39, was found not guilty of all 19 charges against him on Tuesday, according to the Berkshire County District Attorney's Office.

Muir was accused by five young girls of sexual assault during his tenure as a counsellor at the now-closed Stockbridge Plain School.

In 2012 he pleaded not guilty in Great Barrington District Court to sexual assault, rape, among other charges for allegedly having sexual contact with three girls, who are now 16-years-old, 17-years-old and 18-years-old, between 2003 and 2005.

Muir was charged with four counts of Rape of a Child with Force, six counts of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child Under 14, and one count of Attempt to Commit a Crime to Wit: Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child Under 14.

The verdict comes exactly one week after the jury was seated.

 

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