Saturday, August 31, 2013

Somerville Soccer Team Red-Flagged For Rape

"Somerville teens charged in rape at sports camp" by Evan Allen and Haven Orecchio-Egresitz |  Globe Staff | Globe Correspondent, August 31, 2013

SOMERVILLE — Three members of the Somerville High School junior varsity boys soccer team were arrested Friday on rape charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault at a sports camp in Western Massachusetts, where the teens were meant to work on team-building for the fall season.

Galileo Mondol, 17, and two 16-year-olds, all juniors at Somerville High School, are accused of entering a freshman cabin at Camp Lenox in Otis on Sunday and assaulting three other students, according to Berkshire District Attorney David F. Capeless.

“The incident goes far beyond hazing. This is rape,’’ said Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, who was at the camp coaching until Sunday....

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The city had rented out the camp for the girls soccer team, the football team, and the boys soccer team, said Superintendent Tony Pierantozzi.

There were 165 student-athletes at the camp, and 19 adult supervisors, as well as a head injury coordinator.

There are adults in every cabin overnight, said Pierantozzi, but during the day, athletes move around the camp going to training sessions.

“The allegations are serious, disturbing, shocking, and sad,” Curtatone said at a press conference Friday night....