Pittsfield Man Arraigned in CT Court on Sex Assault

A Massachusetts man accused of sexual assault had his case transferred from Bantam to Litchfield Superior Court last week, according to the Register Citizen newspaper covering Litchfield CT.

Jersey Osorio, 32, of Pittsfield, Mass., was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault, tampering with a witness, tampering with physical evidence, risk of injury to a child and second-degree kidnapping on Dec. 1 after being arrested in the Pittsfield District Court in Pittsfield, Mass., for an offense that occurred on April 11.

Because the complaint is sealed and no details of the case were available, no information on the reason for Osorio’s arrest were made public — not even the town where the alleged crimes took place.

Litchfield Superior Court Judge Charles D. Gill authorized a warrant for his arrest on Aug. 16 and set his bond at $400,000.

Court documents indicate that Osorio is a teacher, aid and child-care worker at the Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth in Canaan, N.Y.

Osorio, a married man with no apparent substance abuse problems, has no prior convictions in Massachusetts or Connecticut.

Judge Corinne L. Klatt lowered his bond to $250,000 Wednesday. Klatt also ordered that Osorio have no contact with the complainant or the complainant’s family in any form. He is not to threaten, stalk, or take part in any violence with the victim.

“That means you cannot contact (the victim) on the phone; anything,” Klatt said.

Furthermore, he was ordered to possess no firearms.

Osorio has been incarcerated in Berkshire County, Mass., for the past 11 days. He has resided in Massachusetts for the past 11 years. The warrant, as well as the complainant’s identity, remain sealed until the case reaches Litchfield Superior Court for a Dec. 14 continuance.

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