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Somerville athletes alleged to use broomstick in assault

First student arraigned

PITTSFIELD — Unsettling new details about an alleged sexual assault by Somerville High School students emerged at an arraignment Tuesday, where a prosecutor said three upperclassmen forced a freshman soccer player to his knees, raped him with a broomstick, and then threatened victims and witnesses to keep quiet.

The allegations were outlined by Berkshire Assistant District Attorney Rachel Eramo at the arraignment of 17-year-old Galileo Mondol, who pleaded not guilty.

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