PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A 17 year-old high school soccer player who faces rape and other charges will be allowed to be released on bail.
On Friday, Central Berkshire District Court Judge Frederic Rutburg ruled against a motion by prosecutors that would have had Galileo Mondol of Somerville held without bail.
Mondol is currently being held at the Berkshire County House of Correction in Pittsfield on $100,000 cash bail.
He is one of three teens (the other two aren’t being identified because they are only 16) who are accused of assaulting three freshman soccer players while the team was on a retreat at Camp Lenox in Otis. One of the students had been raped using a broomstick, while the other two managed to fight off the attack, prosecutors say.
If Mondol posts bail, he will not be allowed to attend Somerville High School, will have to abide by an 11:00 P.M. curfew unless he’s with his parents, and he must surrender his passport.
The case is being moved to Southern Berkshire District Court in Great Barrington, where Mondol will be in court again on October 3.