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.