17 year-old Galileo Mondol pleaded not guilty Tuesday, to allegedly raping a fellow student at a summer sports camp in Massechusetts. Mondol, is one of three junior varsity soccer players who authorities allege assaulted three victims in a cabin at the summer camp.
At Tuesday’s hearing, prosecutors allege the three went into the cabin searching for victims, assaulting them with a broomstick. It has been alleged that Mondol was an innocent bystander and tried to stop the other students from getting involved.
Mondol is being tried as an adult and faces charges including aggravated rape of a child under 16, indecent assault and battery on a person who has turned 14, and assault and battery and intimidation of a witness.
Korman, Mondol’s counsel said “He’s very mature for his age. He understands the severity of the charges, but he’s also confident because he knows he didn’t do anything. He knows he will be exonerated.”
Mondol is being held without bail pending a “dangerousness” hearing Friday, attorney Korman said. If Mondol is found to be dangerous, the judge may continue to hold him without bail for 90 days. However, If the judge finds he is not dangerous, his bail will be set at $100,000.
Prosecutors have disclosed that both the two other JV soccer players, both 16 years-old, face similar charges.