For Immediate Release - August 30, 2013

Mondol will be arraigned Tuesday in Central Berkshire District Court

Three Somerville, Massachusetts High School students have been arrested in connection with a sexual assault that took place in Otis this past weekend.

Berkshire District Attorney David F. Capeless says 17 year old GALILEO MONDOL and two 16 year old juvenile males were arrested today by Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to his Office. 

MONDOL is being charged with 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.   MONDOL is being held on $100,000 cash or $1,000,000 surety bail pending his arraignment Tuesday in Central Berkshire District Court, in Pittsfield.

The juvenile males will be arraigned in Berkshire Juvenile Court, in Pittsfield, on similar charges.

According to Capeless the incident 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 the defendants, Juniors 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.