A Chicopee Police Officer pleaded not guilty in a Worcester courtroom on Tuesday to charges including rape, kidnapping, and assault.
Corey Fournier, a member of the National Guard, is accused of raping another member of the National Guard during training at Fort Devens on Saturday.
According to the Commonwealth, the alleged victim and defendant didn’t know each other.
The 27-year-old has been a patrolman in Chicopee for the last three years, and has close ties to the city.
Fournier's Defense Attorney said he's married with two kids, and graduated from Chicopee Comprehensive High School.
Fournier was arrested Monday night at the Chicopee Police Department where he's worked as a patrolman for more than three years.
He's been charged with two counts of rape, one count of kidnapping, and one count of assault and battery.
The prosecution gave little detail, but based on the facts of this case, they requested a $10,000 bail.
Furnier maintains his innocence, and posted a $5,000 bail Tuesday afternoon and was released.
"Chief Jebb has pledged his full cooperation with the investigating agencies," said Chicopee Officer Mike Wilk.
Western Mass News has learned the Chicopee Police Department placed Fournier on administrative leave without pay, confiscating his weapon, badge, identification and personal firearms.
"There's shock, sadness, disbelief. But we have to trust the judicial system to handle this and to look into this and follow it through," Wilk noted.
The incident remains under investigation by the Worcester County District Attorney's Office.
Western Mass News will continue this story and will have more information as it becomes available.
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