Former Olympian Facing Four New Assault On A Minor Charges
Former Olympian Conrad Mainwaring, who has already been arraigned on 12 counts of assault and battery on a child, is now facing new charges. According to a media statement from the Berkshire District Attorney's Office, they have secured four more indictments against Mainwaring.
The Berkshire DA's Office says two more victims of Mainwaring have been identified. The 69-year old former Olympian and track coach is being held on $200,000 bail on nearly two dozen counts of Assault and Battery on underage boys.
The four new charges are three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person who has attained age 14 and one count of indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14. Berkshire Superior Court will arraign Mainwaring on the additional charges on August 5. In total, Mainwaring is facing 16 total counts of indecent assault and battery on nine victims.
Prosecutors on the case allege Mainwaring molested campers from 1975 to 1979 while working in Becket as a counselor at Camp Greylock. Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington had this to say:
The State Police continue to work diligently on this case. We thank the victims for their courage to come forward and to inspire others to speak out. To any other victims out there, we will believe you, and we will fight for justice for you.
The Berkshire State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office began an extensive investigation into the allegations reported by ESPN that Mainwaring used his position of trust to coerce teenage boys into sexual conduct.
Investigators initially identified seven victims from Camp Greylock in Becket in the 1970s. In January, the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office secured indictments on behalf of those victims, and Los Angeles Police arrested Mainwaring on the fugitive from justice warrant in March, with Mainwaring subsequently waiving rendition.
Massachusetts State Police investigators have created a dedicated phone line for any additional victims or witnesses. Victims and witnesses are encouraged to contact investigators at 413-449-5863.