For Immediate Release - September 03, 2013

Mondol enters not guilty pleas on sexual assault charges

A Somerville, Massachusetts youth was arraigned this morning in Central Berkshire District Court, in Pittsfield, on several charges.  17 year old GALILEO MONDOL appeared before Judge Philip Beattie. 

MONDOL had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on one (1) count of AGGRAVATED RAPE OF A CHILD UNDER 16, two (2) counts of ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO RAPE A CHILD UNDER 16, one (1) count of INDECENT ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON A PERSON WHO HAS ATTAINED 14 YEARS OF AGE, three (3) counts of ASSAULT AND BATTERY BY MEANS OF A DANGEROUS WEAPON and three (3) counts of INTIMIDATION OF A WITNESS OR OTHER PERSON.  Judge Beattie ordered that he be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $100,000 cash or $1,000,000 surety bail.  MONDOL will be back in Central Berkshire District Court on Friday, September 6th for a dangerousness hearing.     

The incident allegedly occurred at Camp Lenox in Otis, Massachusetts where the City of Somerville had rented the facility for team-building activities for its Fall sports teams.  It is alleged that MONDOL, a Junior at Somerville High School, entered a cabin occupied by Freshman students Sunday, August 25th and assaulted three victims. 

The investigation is being conducted by Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office assisted by State Police Detectives assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and the Somerville Police Department.