Cases heard before Judge Daniel Ford on Tuesday, December 8.
Christopher Peterson, 43, of Pittsfield was sentenced to seven to 10 years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction after pleading guilty on Dec. 3 to charges of rape and breaking and entering.
Peterson sexually assaulted a 28-year-old woman in Pittsfield after breaking into her home on November 14,2012.
Cases heard before Judge Daniel Ford on Thursday, December 10.
Alan Taylor, 34, of Adams had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of burning a dwelling house and malicious destruction of personal property over $250.
He was released on personal recognizance. Taylor is accused of setting fire to the outside of a Bradley Street home in North Adams and damaging items inside. The incident allegedly occurred on October 6, 2014.
Matthew Guillou, 27, of Pittsfield had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf on a single count of possession of heroin with intent to distribute - his second offense.
He was released on $5,000 cash or $50,000 surety bail. The charge stems from the execution of a search warrant at his home on October 29, 2014.
Edward O'Bert, 33, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on three counts of rape and single counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.
He was released on personal recognizance. O'Bert is accused of assaulting a 22-year-old woman in Pittsfield between December 1, 2011 and April 16, 2013.