Lanesborough man arraigned on nearly 20 charges involving child sexual assault

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PITTSFIELD — A Lanesborough man is free on recognizance after being arraigned on nearly 20 counts, including multiple charges of child rape and indecent assault and battery involving two different victims.

Steve W. Trybus, 47, appeared before Judge Daniel Ford Wednesday in Berkshire Superior Court and entered not guilty pleas to two separate sets of charges.

In one set, involving a a woman who is now 23 years old, Trybus entered not guilty pleas to three counts of rape and abuse of a child without force, eight counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and one count of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14.

Those incidents allegedly occurred in Pittsfield between March 3, 2006 and March 2, 2009.

In the second set of charges, Trybus entered not guilty pleas to one count of rape and abuse of a child without force, four counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and one count each of open and gross lewdness and intimidation of a witness.

Those charges involve a woman who is now 18 years old and allegedly occurred in Pittsfield between Feb. 18, 2005 and Feb. 17, 2006.

Trybus was released on his own recognizance with the condition he have no contact with the alleged victims.

He is due back in court on Sept. 13 for a pretrial hearing.

The investigation was conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Department.

Reach staff writer Bob Dunn at 413-496-6249 or @BobDunn413 on Twitter.


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