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Child Rape Trial Underway In Northampton

(Northampton, MA)  —  A jury trial is underway in the case of a Hadley man charged with various sex crimes involving children.  40-year-old Frank Stanley Junior is accused of six counts of child rape, three counts of posing a child in the nude, and more.  The alleged crimes involving three children took place in Hadley and Granby between 2000 and 2011.  Jury selection was completed Tuesday morning.

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