Chelmsford Man Heading to Superior Court on Child Rape Case
The Lowell Sun reports that Chelmsford resident Trinidad Atencio has pled not guilty on several counts relating to an incident in April.
A Chelmsford man accused of child-rape charges will now be heading to Lowell Superior Court.
The Lowell Sun reports that 55-year-old Trinidad Atencio was ordered held on $2,500 cash bail after pleading not guilty to charges of aggravated rape of a child, incedent assault and battery on a person over 14, possession of child pornography, disseminating harmful materials to a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and enticement of a child.
His case was dismissed by the Lowell District Court earlier this month following an investigation in April where Chelmsford Police alleged that Atencio offered two teenage boys money, whiskey and marijuana in exchange for sex.
Atencio was jailed for nearly 100 days due to the Middlesex County assistant attorney general Regina Goldman alleging vacation conflicts and problems finding a forensic computer expert held up their ability to prosecute the case.
Both sides will reconvene on Sept. 6 for a pretrial conference, if Atencio should post bail, he has been told that he must wear a GPS monitoring device, have no contact with the victim or any witnesses and have no unsupervised contact or workplace contact with anyone under 16.