NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - A western Massachusetts man who fled to Florida after he was accused of sex crimes against three children has been ordered held on $50,000 cash bail.
Frank Stanley of Hadley pleaded not guilty in Hampshire Superior Court on Tuesday to multiples counts of child rape, indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, disseminating obscene material to a child and posing a child in the nude.
The 40-year-old Stanley fled last month when he learned he would be facing charges and was subsequently arrested in New Port Richey, Fla.
Prosecutors say Stanley assaulted the children in Hadley and Granby between 2000 and 2011.
His lawyer consented to the bail pending a bail hearing next month.
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