Joel Doseau, the 43-year-old NYPD sergeant who stood accused of raping a 15-year-old, has committed suicide earlier today inside his parent’s Brooklyn home. The incident has come just a couple of weeks after he was arrested for the crimes.
An NYPD sergeant accused of raping a 15-year-old girl took his own life Thursday, police sources said.
He asphyxiated himself by putting a plastic bag over his head inside the E. 80th St. home near Glenwood Road in Canarsie.
Doseau, 43, was arrested Aug. 5 for multiple counts of rape and other charges. He was freed on $100,000 bond.
In a 40-count indictment, a Brooklyn grand jury found that Doseau, who was assigned to Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, had an ongoing sexual relationship with the girl, now a woman in her early 20s, which started in 2008 when she was just 15, two years below the age of legal consent.
Sources said Doseau actually met the girl a year earlier, when she was just 14.
Doseau wooed the underage teen online, and lied to her about being more than twice her age, telling her he was younger than the 37 years he really was, sources said.
The girl believed him, according to the sources, and sent the police veteran nude photographs of herself.
The two allegedly had sex several times in an ongoing illicit relationship.Their contact included oral sex and sexual intercourse, according to court papers. The indictment said Doseau had sexual intercourse with the girl in the summers of 2008 and 2009 and that he initiated oral sex “without such person’s consent.”
Statutory rape scenarios result in probation and sexual offender registrations more often than not. Maybe Doseau overreacted a bit?