New England News
5:48 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Pittsfield man facing child porn charges

A 22-year-old Pittsfield man already facing charges of raping children and forcing them to pose nude for him is facing additional charges of possession of child pornography. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…

The Berkshire Eagle reports that Robert Labarre, who was living in a tent in the woods before his arrest, was arraigned on Tuesday in Berkshire Superior Court on 14 charges, including two counts of rape of a child with force.

Authorities say Labarre was supposed to take care of five children between the ages of 5 and 9 while their parents were not home. Only the 5-year-old was spared the alleged abuse.

Labarre's court-appointed lawyer said there is no evidence to support the allegations.

He remains behind bars on $50,000 bail.

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Information from this report is from: The Berkshire Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com