Three teens who allegedly snuck out of their Brooklyn shelter and raped, robbed and burglarized a woman in Chinatown last month have been indicted.
The DA’s office said the teens — Sanar Asliev, 17; Emanuel Burrowes, 16 and Eric Pek, 16 — made their way to an internet cafe at 75 Eldridge St. and “repeatedly touched a barely conscious 33-year-old woman … as she tried to push them away.”
They then took her to the stairwell of a nearby apartment building and “violently raped her,” stole her cell phone, keys, identification and credit cards, then broke into her Meatpacking District apartment, according to the DA’s office.
“This is a shocking case in which three young men are charged with not only brutally raping a vulnerable woman, but also stealing her belongings and breaking into her apartment building in an attempt to further victimize her,” Vance said in a statement. “I commend this woman for the bravery she exhibited following this horrific attack."
The teens were arrested on the day after the alleged attack, and Vance announced the indictment on Wednesday evening.
The youth shelter closed after the incident and the agency ended a multi-million dollar contract with the city to provide youth services, ProPublica first reported.
A former staffer, Denzel Thompson, was arrested after the alleged escape, and accused of failing to check on the teens as they slept and falsifying log records.