Teen Soccer Players Charged In Alleged Broomstick Rape

A trio of student soccer players have been charged with brutally raping a high school freshman at a sports camp.

The alleged incident happen over the weekend of August 24-25 at Camp Lenox in Otis, Mass. in the Berkshire Mountains, where soccer and football players from the Boston suburb of Somerville were holding a pre-season athletic program.

The suspects in the alleged broomstick attack are one 17-year-old junior identified by the media as Galileo Mondol and two 16-year-olds who forced their way into a cabin occupied by freshman. According to authorities, one of the 16-year-old suspects “forced a freshman onto the floor on his hands and knees and raped him with the broom. Citing information provided by victims and witnesses, [the prosecutor] said Mondol told his two accomplices to stop, but once the assault was underway, he changed his mind. ‘I want to have a crack at that,’ Mondol allegedly said.”

The victim was left crying and bleeding badly after the assault according to the prosecution.

Two other potential freshman victims fought off their attackers. The assailants allegedly tried to intimidate witnesses from reporting the incident.

In Massachusetts, a 17-year-old can be tried as an adult. Mondol pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated rape of a child, assault on a child with intent to commit rape, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, indecent assault, and witness intimidation. The two other suspects, who names weren’t released because they are juveniles, will face similar charges in Berkshire Juvenile Court.

Mondol is being held on $100,000 bail pending a further “dangerous” court hearing on Friday. Under state law, a so-called dangerous hearing can result in a suspect being held in jail for three months without bail.

Mondol’s lawyer told the judge that the young man was “in the wrong place at the wrong time” and that he actually tried to stop the rape.