4 Teens Accused of Gang-Raping 18-Year-Old at NYC Park Are in Police Custody


Authorities have apprehended four of the five teens accused of gang-raping an 18-year-old woman in a New York City park Thursday, the New York Daily News reports


The boys were reportedly being interviewed by police after two of them were brought in by their mothers Sunday and two others were picked up by police. Two of the boys are 15, one 14 and one 17, police say. 

As of early Monday, the Daily News notes, none of the accused teens has been charged, and one is still at large. 

The victim’s father reportedly flagged down two cops outside a bodega after a worker at the store refused to let him use the phone to call police. The father was reportedly walking with his daughter when five suspects approached them at 9:10 p.m. Thursday at Osborn Playground in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, a New York City borough. One of the suspects reportedly pulled a gun and told the father to leave before the sexual assault, police said.

“She’s OK,” the victim’s mother told the Daily News. “I want them to get caught and go to jail for a long time. I feel bad, horrible.”

Officials have spoken out against the attack, promising to pursue all avenues in the case. 

“I am disgusted and deeply saddened by the horrific attack that took place in Brownsville Thursday evening,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said, adding that authorities would “take every step possible” to solve and prosecute the case, the Daily News notes. 


“We have been working closely with the NYPD to bring the violent sexual predators who committed this horrific gang rape to justice and will not stop until every one of them is held accountable,” Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said.

Read more at the New York Daily News.