South Brooklyn narcotics detectives Eddie Martins and Richard Hall have been charged with over 50 counts pertaining to the kidnapping and rape of a teenager. Both officers have pleaded not guilty.
According to DNA Info, the officers allegedly pulled over the teen at a routine stop. After admitting she had both marijuana and Klonopin on her, the policemen pulled her into an unmarked van where she was allegedly penetrated and forced to perform oral sex in exchange for lesser charges. The cops allegedly told her to "keep her mouth shut" about the incident and let her go without arresting her. The teen immediately went to a hospital where DNA from the officers was found on her body.
The policemen controversially later claimed the sex was consensual and pointed to her social media accounts in attempts to exculpate themselves from the charges.
"It is incomprehensible that two veteran NYPD detectives would allegedly commit such an outrageous act. They took a oath to protect and serve, but allegedly violated that oath by raping a young woman who was in their custody," acting-DA Eric Gonzalez said. “To think that these are grown men in a position of power, who are blaming this on an 18-year-old girl, speaks in my opinion to desperation."
The charges the cops now face include first-degree rape, second degree kidnapping, receiving a bribe, and official misconduct, prosecutors said.
They face up to 25 years in prison for their crimes.
Judge Danny Chun set bail at $250,000 for Martins and $150,000, which was posted by both immediately.
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