Two New York Police Department criminologists alternated assaulting a cuffed 18-year-old teen in the rearward sitting arrangement of their police van in Coney Island a month ago, as per the Kings County District Attorney’s office.
Eddie Martins, 37, and Richard Hall, 33, of the Brooklyn South Narcotics unit, were summoned Monday on a sum of 50 charges, including first-degree assault, first-degree criminal sexual act and second-degree hijacking, the head prosecutor’s office said.
The two analysts argued not blameworthy to all checks, as indicated by the lead prosecutor’s office. Martins was discharged on $250,000 safeguard and Hall was discharged on $150,000 safeguard. Each could look up to 25 years in jail if indicted. They are as of now suspended without pay, the NYPD said.
The claims speak to a “blatant selling out of open trust,” as indicated by Eric Gonzalez, the acting lead prosecutor for Kings County.
“It is inconceivable that two veteran NYPD investigators would supposedly submit such a preposterous demonstration. They guaranteed to secure and serve, yet supposedly abused that promise by assaulting a young lady who was in their care,” he said. “We will now try to consider them responsible for this egregious selling out of open trust.”
Michael David, the casualty’s lawyer, said the way that it took a month and a half to charge these officers was “absurd,” and he condemned the moderately low safeguard for what he said was a merciless assault and abducting case.
Since the episode, the casualty has been discouraged and a “passionate wreck,” David said. She graduated secondary school and had intended to go to school – however those plans are currently on hold, he said.
Prosecutors with the head prosecutor’s office depicted a gross abuse of police control and sexual unfortunate behavior for the situation. The occurrence purportedly happened on the night of September 15 when Martins and Hall, casually dressed analysts, left their post without approval and headed to Calvert Vaux Park in Brooklyn, the lead prosecutor’s office said.
There, the officers halted an auto driven by a 18-year-old lady with two male travelers. The criminologists made her evacuate her bra and open herself to demonstrate she wasn’t concealing anything, David said.
They captured and cuffed the lady on tranquilize charges, and advised the male travelers to leave and get the young lady later, the head prosecutor’s office said.
Analyst Martins professedly disclosed to her that he and Hall are “cracks” and asked her what she needed to do to escape the capture, the head prosecutor’s office said. Martins supposedly then assaulted the bound lady in the rearward sitting arrangement as Hall drove and viewed in the back view reflect.
The analysts at that point supposedly ceased the van in Bay Ridge, around four miles from the recreation center. After they exchanged places in the van, Hall constrained the lady to play out a sex follow up on him, as per prosecutors. Later the officers drove back to the 60th region and dropped off the lady, advising all her mouth close, the lead prosecutor’s office said.
The young lady went to Maimonides Medical Center and experienced a rape exam, prosecutors said. DNA found on the lady coordinated both of the analysts, while video observation demonstrated her leaving the police van at around 8:42 p.m. that night, as indicated by prosecutors.
Stamp Bederow, a lawyer for Martins, said in an announcement that the investigator is “qualified for an indistinguishable assumption of guiltlessness from any other person.”
“Being a cop doesn’t change his entitlement to due process. We unequivocally deny the charge that he coercively assaulted the young lady,” Bederow said. “We don’t trust that the tenable proof will bolster the claim that any assault or rape happened.”