NYPD Officers Accused Of Raping A Handcuffed Teenager In Custody
Two NYPD narcotics officers have been charged with first-degree rape after a teenage girl claimed they assaulted her while she was in handcuffs in Coney Island.
The 18-year-old, who tweets under the name Anna Chambers, alleges that one NYPD detective raped her and both forced her to perform oral sex in a Chipotle parking lot after she was caught smoking marijuana on September 15.
Officers Eddie Martins and Richard Hall are expected to turn themselves in early next week for arraignment, according to the New York Post.
The woman confirmed to DailyMail.com that she is the victim and given permission for her identity and photos to be published. The officers have not yet been pictured.
A grand jury voted on Thursday to indict the officers after listening to a week of testimony, including the accuser taking the stand.
The two detectives, from the NYPD's Brooklyn South narcotics squad, did not deny the sexual acts but claimed they were consensual.
After the allegations broke they and their supervisor were placed on modified duty and stripped of badges and guns. The two officers have since been suspended without pay.
If convicted, the cops would face a minimum of three years and a maximum of 25 years in prison.
Mark Bederow, Martins' attorney, said: 'The dynamic will change when there are court proceedings. The allegations repeatedly and publicly alleged by the plaintiff’s lawyer will need to be supported by credible evidence and withstand scrutiny.'