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Somerville High School Rape Suspects: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Galileo Mondol, 17, a varsity soccer player at Somerville High School, has been arrested along with two other team mates after an horrific sex attack that happened at Camp Lenox in Otis, Massachusetts, reports CBS Boston.

Here’s what you need to know…


1. The Three Boys Are Reported to Have Invaded a Girl’s Dorm

It’s being reported that the three suspects entered the sleeping dorms of three female student of Somerville High School. The group were on a weekend retreat for members of Somerville’s sports teams. After entering the room, the boys sexually assaulted the girls. Mondol is charged with aggravated rape of a child under 16 as well as two counts of intent to rape, 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 or other person.


2. Somerville Have Released a Statement

Somerville High School’s athletic department said that they learned of the allegations on Tuesday. They released a statement:

Our primary concern right now is for the victims and other members of the boys soccer team, as well as for other teams that attended the summer camp. Support services are in place for all those in need of such services. Informational meetings have been conducted for all team members and the parents and guardians of team members who attended the camp to ensure all have access to appropriate services.

We will continue to provide these services including the support of the Trauma Response Network and counseling. Services are available to community members and school families who may need them, and an educational and support forum for the school and community members will be announced in the near future.


3. This is Not Believed to be a Part of a Wider Conspiracy

WCVB reports that this is an isolated incident and no other suspects are being sought.


4. Camp Lenox is One of Massachusetts Most Popular Youth Sports Camps

Camp Lenox describes itself as:

Camp Lenox is a traditional summer camp for boys and girls located in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, directed by Rich, Stephanie and Monty Moss. The camp offers excellent athletic programs as well as traditional camp activities.


5. Because of the Ages of the Other Suspects, They Haven’t Been Named

The two other suspects, who have not been named due to their ages, have been charged with similar charges.

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