Antiguan pleads not guilty to molesting boys at camp in the United States

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A former Olympian and longtime track coach has pleaded not guilty and been ordered held on $200,000 bail on charges that he sexually molested boys while working at a sports camp in western Massachusetts in the 1970s.

Conrad Mainwaring, who was a hurdler for Antigua and Barbuda in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, was arraigned Tuesday in Berkshire Superior Court on nine counts of indecent assault and battery on a child over 14 and three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, according to a statement from the office of District Attorney Andrea Harrington.

Mainwaring, a 69-year-old Los Angeles resident and United Kingdom national, molested campers from 1975 to 1979 while working as a counselor at Camp Greylock in Becket, prosecutors alleged.

Harrington believes there are “many other victims” and asked them to contact law enforcement.

A grand jury returned the indictments Jan. 27, and Mainwaring was arrested last month on a fugitive warrant as he left a Los Angeles County courthouse after a plea in a separate case from 2019. He was brought from California to Massachusetts last week.

Massachusetts authorities started investigating after an ESPN report in 2019 in which more than 50 men alleged they were abused by Mainwaring, some of them at Camp Greylock.

Mainwaring leveraged his Olympic credentials as part of a grooming technique used on boys attending Camp Greylock, prosecutor Megan Tesoniero said in court according to The Berkshire Eagle.

“He would make them believe that through the sexual assault, he was making them into better athletes, stronger as far as mental capabilities, or simply their athletic abilities,” she said.

Mainwaring appeared in court in a wheelchair after recent hip surgery, said his attorney, Dean Manuel.

“These are old allegations from the 1970s,” Manuel said in court. “He’s entitled to a full and fair trial.”

Mainwaring and Manuel declined to comment after the hearing.

If he makes bail, Mainwaring was ordered to surrender his passport and have no contact with children younger than 16. He is due back in court May 27.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Avatar photo Probably gonna have be in lock alot . Guys in jail always seriously hurt or kill those that comes for those crimes

    SEND his ass back to Àntigua where it’s LOADED with PERVERTED ADULTS Love hàving sex with YOUNG GIRLS !

  2. Correct, “He’s entitled to a full and fair trial.”
    But oh my gosh man!!! With “…more than 50 men alleged they were abused by Mainwaring”, one can see how this one is likely to end up.

    But I must say this…”Never heard of him!!!”.

    • Your statement is ridiculous. Every Antiguan near and afar doesn’t represent the people as a whole. U kidding me?

  3. If the allegations against him is true he should be lock up for live. Wish the laws in Antigua and Barbuda would castrate those men who enjoy have sex with under age children.

  4. Maybe he got it from his birth country where , alot of you don’t a problem with your country laws which allows at the young age of 16 yes 16 grown adult males at any age even 60 years to have sex with young girls .

    • It happen all over the world. Young girls and boys having sex with older folks not just in Antigua. I don’t know why Antigua people takes great pleasure in tearing down their island. Y’all need Jesus.

  5. The parents & the association of our local sports clubs for the young kids, both girls & boys need to put proper measures in their constitution to protect our kids from such predators….. I am yet baffled that some of our local coaches have made it a practice to have kids with almost every generation of their female athletes and nothing has been done…… It is extremely distasteful & very unprofessional.

  6. What goes around, comes around. Now he old and weak, he may just become the bullee.

    Where are the murderers of Nigel Christian and Andrea Hughes?
    Where are the murderers of Nigel Christian and Andrea Hughes?
    Where are the murderers of Nigel Christian and Andrea Hughes?

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