California man to face rape charge in alleged Dec. 9 incident at UMass residence hall


Ryder Chilcoff, 21, of Villa Park, California, was indicted on March 6, 2018, by a Hampshire County grand jury on one count of rape in connection with an incident alleged to have occurred in a University of Massachusetts-Amherst residence hall on Dec. 9, 2017. 

Chilcoff was previously charged in January in the Eastern Hampshire District Court and yesterday’s indictment will transfer the case to the Hampshire Superior Court. 

An arraignment date has not yet been set.