Somerville High soccer player pleads not guilty to rape charges

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Somerville High School.
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A Somerville High School soccer player was ordered held on high bail after pleading not guilty to charges that he raped and assaulted other students during a school retreat last month. 

Galileo Mondol, 17, was ordered held on $100,000 cash bail during his arraignment in a Pittsfield court, according to the Berkshire district attorney’s office.

Mondol, and two other 16-year-old junior varsity players who were not identified because of their age, are accused of assaulting freshman players during a retreat for student-athletes at a camp in Otis last month.

School and city officials promised a review of the assault, which they said was an isolated incident.

Prosecutors said the 16-year-olds used a broomstick to rape one of the freshmen while Mondol watched, according to the Globe. Two other freshmen were assaulted, but were able to fight off the rest of the attack.

Mondol will appear in court again on Friday for a dangerousness hearing.

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