A Central Berkshire District Court Judge has denied the Commonwealth’s petition to hold a Somerville, Massachusetts youth without the right to bail after a dangerousness hearing Friday morning.
Judge Frederic Rutberg made that decision following the hearing. 17 year old Galileo Mondol is being held on $100,000 cash or $1,000,000 surety bail. If he posts bail, Judge Rutberg ordered that Mondol have no contact either direct or indirect with any of the victims or witnesses in this case, that he not attend Somerville High School abide by an 11 p.m. curfew unless with his parents and surrender his passport to the Southern Berkshire District Court Probation Department.
Mondol was arraigned and pleaded not guilty on September 3, 2013 on 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 or other person. He will be back in Southern Berkshire District Court, in Great Barrington, on October 3, 2013 for a pre-trial conference.
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 25 and participated in the assault of three male 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.
– Press release from Berkshire District Attorney’s Office.