Trial begins in school sex assault case

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) – The trial of a former worker at a Stockbridge elementary school charged with sexually assaulting five students has started.

Scott Muir‘s trial on multiple counts of child rape and indecent assault and battery started with opening statements Tuesday in Berkshire Superior Court.

Prosecutors say Muir had inappropriate contact with the girls between 2003 and 2006 while he worked as a student support center coordinator at the Stockbridge Plain School.

Muir is free on $10,000 bail after pleading guilty to 20 charges.

The Berkshire Eagle reports that Muir’s lawyer said his client has been falsely accused. In court he pointed that investigations into inappropriate contact with two students were inconclusive and the former principal never witnesses any inappropriate behavior.

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