Two Found Guilty on Rape Charges
According to a press release from the Berkshire County District Attorney's Office, a Berkshire County jury found two men guilty of aggravated rape in Superior Court on Thursday.
Jacob Hebert of Pittsfield and John Jones of Lanesboro, both 23, were each found guilty of two counts of aggravated rape, stemming from a January 2017 incident. Judge John Agostini ordered them to be held in Berkshire County House of Corrections without bail pending sentencing scheduled for Feb. 7.
This case and the verdict demonstrate that the Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office is committed to prosecuting sex crimes and standing with victims. Sexual assault victims deserve justice, and the jury delivered that today. The verdict sends a strong message. We will continue to place a high priority on prosecuting these crimes.
Berkshire County D.A. Andrea Harrington
Berkshire County Assistant District Attorney Joseph Yorlano prosecuted the case.