MA Teen Tried as Adult for Rape, Indecent Assault, Battery, & Intimidation of a Witness

by on November 26, 2013

17-year-old Galileo Mondol was arraigned on several felony charges in early September, the same day he should have been starting classes at Somerville High School in Massachusetts. Mondol, along with two other JV soccer players, is accused of sexually assaulting three freshman teammates with a broomstick at a sports camp in western MA.

According to prosecutors, Mondol and his accomplices entered the freshman cabin at Camp Lenox—a facility selected by the school for team-building activities—and assaulted three victims during a night in August. The teen will be tried as an adult and is facing charges for battery, aggravated rape of a child under 16, indecent assault, assault, battery on a person under 14, and intimidation of a witness. His two accomplices are facing similar charges.

Mondol has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him and maintains that he was an “innocent bystander and actually tried to stop the other students from getting involved.”

Juvenile Rape Charges in Arizona

Though juveniles are typically treated more leniently than adult offenders, teens 14-years-of-age or older can be tried as adults for serious crimes, such as rape. It is even more likely that a juvenile with be tried in adult court if they committed the sexual assault in an especially violent or depraved manner, such as was the case in the story above.

When a juvenile is tried in adult court, they will face the same sentencing guidelines as an adult offender charged with the same crime. This, among many other reasons, is why it is absolutely critical for a juvenile charged with a serious or violent felony to seek experienced legal representation immediately.

If your child has been accused of rape in Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, or another AZ city, the juvenile crime lawyers from JacksonWhite will work to keep their case in the juvenile court system. Call us today at 480-818-9943 to schedule a FREE and confidential consultation with knowledgeable JacksonWhite juvenile defense attorney, Jeremy Geigle.

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