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Lawyer defends Somerville teen accused of sex assault, saying he was never in trouble before

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The defense lawyer for 17-year-old Galileo Mondol, one of three Somerville teens arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting several underclassman members of Somerville High School’s junior varsity boys’ soccer team, defended his client Monday as “a good kid who has never been in trouble before.”

The alleged attack occurred during an annual weekend-long retreat in Otis for members of the high school’s soccer and football teams. According to Berkshire County prosecutors, Mondol and two 16-year-olds, who were not named because they are juveniles, entered a freshman cabin and assaulted three of their soccer teammates.

Attorney William Korman called Mondol “a very mature young man” who was looking forward to his first year at Somerville High School after transferring from Thayer Academy in Braintree.

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