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Judge grants reduced bail for UMass rape suspect

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A Hampshire Superior Court judge has granted reduced bail for one of the teens accused of raping a UMass Amherst student in her dorm room.

Judge Daniel Ford ruled Tuesday that bail for Emmanuel Bile 18, of Pittsfield could be reduced to $3,500. Bile's attorney had argued that bail should be reduced given his relative lack of a record and lack of a record of defaults.

Bile is one of four teens charged with allegedly raping the UMass student on Oct. 13.

Court officials say that if Bile is able to post bail, he will be required to meet with a probation officer, face an 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew at his parents' house and wear a GPS monitor.

Caleb Womack, 17; Justin King, 18 and Adam Liccardi, 18, all of Pittsfield, each face $10,000 bail with conditions. All four teens pleaded not guilty to three counts of rape each. Liccardi pleaded not guilty to an additional charge of rape in Eastern Hampshire District Court.

The four teens are due back in Eastern Hampshire District Court on Nov. 1.

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