Woman: I was held in van & raped by...


A BROOK­LYN TEEN claims two NYPD de­tec­tives raped her af­ter tak­ing her into cus­tody on a drug charge, au­thor­i­ties said Fri­day.

The 18-year-old vic­tim’s stun­ning ac­cu­sa­tions are now the sub­ject of two in­ves­ti­ga­tions by the Brook­lyn dis­trict at­tor­ney’s of­fice and the NYPD’s In­ter­nal Af­fairs Bureau.

“I’m com­pletely bru­tal­ized by the rape. My life is in shat­ters,” the young woman said through her at­tor­ney, Michael David. “Now ev­ery time I see any po­lice, I’m in a panic.”

No ar­rests have been made, but the two de­tec­tives and their su­per­vi­sor have been stripped of their guns and shields and forced on desk duty as the in­ves­ti­ga­tion pro­ceeds. In­ter­nal Af­fairs also is look­ing into the de­tec­tives’ prior ar­rests and ques­tion­ing con­fi­den­tial in­for­mants to see if there are any other vic­tims, ac­cord­ing to a high-rank­ing NYPD source with knowl­edge of the case.

Brook­lyn South Nar­cotics De­tec­tives Ed­ward Martins and Richard Hall were con­duct­ing an un­der­cover buy-and-bust op­er­a­tion in Brighton Beach on Sept. 14 with their su­per­vi­sor, Sgt. John Espey, when the two de­tec­tives drove off in an un­marked Dodge minivan, po­lice sources said.

The pair reap­peared at Calvert Vaux Park near Shore Park­way and Bay 44th St. at about 8 p.m. where they found the woman and two male friends sit­ting in a car. The cops stopped them “be­cause they weren’t sup­posed to be in the park,” a friend of the vic­tim who was at the scene said.

The de­tec­tives hand­cuffed the teen af­ter find­ing mar­i­juana and the anx­i­ety drug Klonopin in a bag next to her and drove her away, ac­cord­ing to the friend, who said he was sus­pi­cious about the cops from the start. “I had Prozac on me,” said the friend, who de­clined to be named. “They said that it’s sup­posed to be in the bot­tle but they just gave it back to me.”

Woman, 18, who posted on Twit­ter (above) says po­lice hand­cuffed her and drove her from the Brook­lyn park (be­low) and sex­u­ally as­saulted her.

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