School counselor pleads not guilty to sexually assaulting 3 girls at school

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STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. – A Stockbridge man was arraigned Thursday on charges of sexually assaulting three young girls while he worked as their school counselor.

36-year-old Scott Muir, of 33 Church Street, pleaded not guilty in Great Barrington District Court to sexual assault, rape, among other charges for allegedly having sexual contact with three girls, who are now 16-years-old, 17-years-old and 18-years-old, between 2003 and 2005.

All the incidents are alleged to have occurred at the Stockbridge Plain School where Muir was employed as a School Adjustment Counselor.

Muir is charged with four counts of Rape of a Child with Force, six counts of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child Under 14, and one count of Attempt to Commit a Crime to Wit: Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child Under 14.

The judge has released Muir on $10,000 cash or $100,000 surety bail on the condition he wear a GPS monitor, have no contact with the alleged victims or their families and have no unsupervised contact with children under 16.

District Attorney David Capeless says there is believed to be other victims who will come forward. Anyone with information about Muir's activities at the Plain School is urged to contact the Berkshire Detective Unit of the State Police at (413) 499-1112.

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