Back in January, five teens were accused of raping an 18-year-old woman in Brownsville, Brooklyn after driving away her father with a gun. Today (Feb. 24), all the charges have been dropped against the teens after conflicting stories from the victim and her father, and cell phone footage that showed the sex was consensual.
Reports DNA Info New York:
The teens were accused of sexually assaulting the woman at gunpoint in Osborn Playground, where they found her and her father on Jan. 7. They had allegedly driven away the father, who went to several bodegas to get help before coming across NYPD officers.
The teens, however, said they came upon the father and daughter while they were having sex. Their lawyers provided cellphone video that they said showed the woman consenting to have sex with them.
On Wednesday, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced that he was dropping charges against the teens.
“The complainant, as well as her father, provided multiple inconsistent accounts to NYPD Detectives and to experienced Special Victims prosecutors about important material facts in this case,” Thompson said in a statement.
“The complainant has recanted her allegations of forcible sexual assault and the existence of a gun, and she does not wish to pursue criminal charges against any of the defendants,” he continued. “She also refuses to cooperate with any prosecution against her father, who was engaging in sexual conduct with her.”
Yes, you read that correctly.
We’re guessing their is no way to prosecute the father for being a scumbag, allegedly?
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