Of­fi­cers’ DNA found on teen

Duo ac­cused in van ‘rape’

New York Post - - NEWS - By SHAWN CO­HEN, EMILY SAUL and MAX JAEGER mjaeger@ny­post.com

Two cops ac­cused of hand­cuff­ing and rap­ing a Brook­lyn teen in a po­lice van left their DNA on the al­leged vic­tim, ge­netic tests con­firm, ac­cord­ing to sources close to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“DNA sam­ples taken from both sus­pects came back as a match when com­pared to the rape kits,” a law-en­force­ment source said.

The 18-year-old, who on so­cial me­dia goes by the name Anna Cham­bers, claims two plain­clothes of­fi­cers found pre­scrip­tion drugs in her purse dur­ing a Sept. 15 traf­fic stop, then cuffed her and took her into an un­marked po­lice van, where one raped her and both forced her to per­form oral sex in ex­change for her free­dom.

“You’ll spend three hours in the precinct. This is what you’re go­ing to do for us, and we’ll let you go,” they al­legedly told her, ac­cord­ing to her lawyer, Michael David.

“There was zero con­sent,” David said. “The cops were over 6 feet tall. She’s very pe­tite, like 5-2 and maybe 100 pounds. There’s noth­ing she could do.”

NYPD brass have stripped the two de­tec­tives, Richard Hall and Ed­die Martins, of their guns and shields and placed them on mod­i­fied duty — along with their su­per­vi­sor, Sgt. John Espey, who was pun­ished for fail­ure to su­per­vise — while the in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues.

The de­tec­tives have said the sex was con­sen­sual.

The DNA ev­i­dence proves only that the three en­gaged in sex, not whether she was a will­ing par­tic­i­pant.

Po­lice Com­mis­sioner James O’Neill has said the de­tec­tives would “pay the price” if the rape al­le­ga­tions prove true.

There have been sev­eral high-pro­file rape cases where po­lice were im­pli­cated in re­cent years.

Drunken off-duty cop Michael Peña flashed his ser­vice weapon at a Bronx teacher be­fore forc­ing her into an ally and rap­ing her at gun­point in 2012. He is cur­rently serv­ing 75 years in prison.

And Of­fi­cers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata al­legedly raped a drunken wo­man while she was passed out in her East Vil­lage home in 2008.

Those two of­fi­cers were called to help the ine­bri­ated wo­man into her apart­ment, but she claimed they re­turned sev­eral times that night with one even­tu­ally rap­ing her while the other acted as a look­out.

Moreno and Mata were cleared of rape charges, but both were con­victed in 2011 of “of­fi­cial mis­con­duct” for re­peat­edly reen­ter­ing the wo­man’s apart­ment.

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