Hey parents: want this to happen to your child’s sports career? You spend all that time and money getting them to a level where they might, MIGHT, have a chance at a college scholarship and then they go and do something like this to a younger teammate. And for what?
Three members of the Somerville High School (MA) boy’s JV socccer team have been arrested, two 16-year-olds and one 17-year-old, Galileo Mondol, pictured above being frog marched in handcuffs out of school. Mondol, unfortunately, will be tried as an adult.
Is that how you want your child’s athletic career to end?
Three members of the Somerville High School boys’ junior varsity soccer team were charged yesterday with multiple counts of rape involving the alleged sexual assault of three male freshmen inside a cabin at a Berkshire summer camp — an attack that has left the sports-proud city reeling and vowing to help the victims recover. “These are terrible allegations. I’m disturbed and appalled that they may have happened,” said Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone, a volunteer coach with the high school’s varsity football team who was among 24 adult chaperones at the annual fall sports camp. “Be clear on this — these allegations go far beyond hazing. This is rape.” Berkshire District Attorney David F. Capeless identified one of the three Somerville juniors arrested yesterday in connection with Sunday’s alleged sexual attack at Camp Lenox, a sleepaway camp in Otis, as Galileo Mondol, 17. The other two defendants, both 16, were not identified because they are juveniles. Mondol, who is being held on $100,000 bail, will be arraigned as an adult Tuesday in Central Berkshire District Court in Pittsfield. Prosecutors are charging him with one count of aggravated rape of a child under 16; two counts of assault with intent to rape a child under 16; one count of indecent assault and battery on a person who has attained 14 years of age; three counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and three counts of intimidation of a witness.