Four teenagers have been taken into custody and one remains at large in connection with an alleged gang rape at a city park in Brooklyn.
Charges are pending against a 14-year-old, a 17-year-old and two 15-year-olds who are suspected of raping an 18-year-old woman after forcing her father at gunpoint to leave her at Osborn playground in Brownsville, the NYPD has reported.
The 18-year-old woman and her father were at the public playground Thursday night when the five assailants approached them, the NYPD said. Her father was forced to abandon the woman at the playground, and each of the five suspects raped her before her father returned with uniformed officers, after the suspects had fled.
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"One of them put a gun in my face, telling me to run, and all of them had their way with her," the father told WABC.
The father said to CNN that he didn’t have a cellphone, and the store where he went for help refused to call police.
“It’s really, really disturbing to me,” the 18-year-old victim told CBS2. “These are memories that won’t go away.”
The fifth suspect remained at large after two of the four turned themselves in, and two others were apprehended, the NYPD stated.
“As the NYPD apprehends four suspects in one of the most heinous crimes imaginable, we stand with the survivor and send a clear message that our communities will never tolerate rape,” Public Advocate Letitia James and Assemblymember Latrice Walker said in a statement.
The victim suffered cuts to her arms, neck and knees, police spokeswoman Arlene Muniz said to CNN, adding that she was treated at a nearby hospital.