Judge OKs DNA swab in case: Exhibits to be impounded

  • William M. Willey. SCREENSHOT

Staff Writer
Published: 3/23/2021 4:42:16 PM

GREENFIELD — A Montague man facing a slew of charges related to rape of a minor will have to submit to a DNA saliva swab, and the exhibits the prosecution filed in support of its request will be withheld from the public and the media, Superior Court Judge Jane Mulqueen ruled Tuesday afternoon.

The state filed two motions in the case of William M. Willey – one for the saliva sample and another to impound the exhibits to the first motion. Both motions went unopposed by Willey and his private attorney, Jesse Adams. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Sept. 9.

Willey, 45, has pleaded not guilty to seven counts of aggravated rape of a child with a 10-year age difference, five counts of selling/delivering liquor to a person under 21, five counts of furnishing marijuana to a person under 21 years old, two counts of disseminating obscene matter to a minor, and one count of indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or over.

Assistant District Attorney Linda Pisano is prosecuting the case.

Willey was originally arraigned in Greenfield District Court in October, but the case was bumped up to Superior Court. He posted $30,000 bail and was released. District Court Judge Mark Pasquariello had set conditions of release. These included Willey having no unsupervised contact with anyone under 18 and to immediately notify the probation department if he changes his residence.

Although some court documents are available, the full police narrative has been impounded.

Reach Domenic Poli at: dpoli@recorder.com or 413-772-0261, ext. 262.


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