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Former Olympian Facing New Charges For Assault On Child In Western Mass, DA Says

Conrad Mainwaring
Conrad Mainwaring Photo Credit: LAPD

A former Olympian in track and field being held in Western Massachusetts on 12 counts of indecent assault and battery on a child, has been indicted with four additional charges.

The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office has secured four additional indictments against 69-year-old Conrad Mainwaring after investigators identified two additional victims in connection with complaints that the abuse took place at a camp for boys in Western Massachusetts.

The court is currently detaining Mainwaring at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $200,000 bail on 12 counts associated with the abuse at the camp following an investigation by the Berkshire State Police Detective Unit after receiving information from ESPN reporting that outlined the alleged incidents in great detail.

Berkshire Superior Court will arraign Mainwaring on the additional charges on Thursday, August 5. In total, Mainwaring is facing 16 total counts of indecent assault and battery on nine victims.

“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.” District Attorney Andrea Harrington said.

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.

The accusations range from the early 1970s to 2016. He was also arrested in 2009 in Los Angeles and charged with sexual battery by fraud.

He allegedly committed the acts while employed as a counselor at Camp Greylock in Becket in the 1970s. 

The statute of limitations which has expired was frozen when Mainwaring moved out of Massachusetts in the late 1970s, according to the DA’s Office.

If found guilty, Mainwaring could face 12 to 36 months in prison, the DA's Office said.

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