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Mass. teen's sexual assault case moved to Juvenile Court

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. – A judge has ruled that a Massachusetts teenager, who is accused of raping a younger teenager with a broomstick, will be tried in Juvenile Court.

The 17-year-old was originally charged as an adult in the case. He has been accused of raping another teen at a sports camp in the Berkshires.

The teen's attorney requested earlier this year that the case against the teen be moved to Juvenile Court. Shortly before he was charged, a law making 17-year-old's youthful offenders passed in the state.

As of Tuesday, seven charges against the Somerville teen have been dismissed. The charges included aggravated rape of a person under 16. The 17-year-old, pleaded not guilty to his charges in Berkshire Superior Court in November.

The teen had just turned 17-years-old when he was arrested for allegedly assaulting three freshmen boys at Camp Lenox in Otis over the summer. Two 16-year-olds have also been charged in the case.

Berkshire Assistant District Attorney Rachel Eramo said two of the victims were able to fight off the assault while the third victim was assaulted with a broom.

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