An 18-year-old Brooklyn woman made headlines last month after it was reported that she was gang raped by 5 boys while with her dad. While her community was outraged by such acts of violence, new reports show that the victim in the case may have not been telling the entire truth… and thats not even the worst part!
The NY Daily News reports that the rape charges against the five Brooklyn boys have been dropped after the victim recanted her allegations. According to Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson, not only did the victim say that there was actually no gun pulled at the time of the alleged assault but she also told authorities that she was definitely having sex with her father right before it all went down… Jesus take the wheel!!
“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. She also refuses to cooperate with any prosecution against her father, who was engaging in sexual conduct with her.”
If this isn’t sick… I don’t know what is! Anyways to make matters even worse the father and daughter couldn’t even identify any of the first four suspects when they were put in a lineup!
Denzel Murray, 14; Shaquell Cooper, 15; Ethan Phillip, 15; Onandi Brown, 17 and Travis Beckford, 17 all maintain that they caught the father and daughter having sex with each other and that the sex between them and her was consensual.
“We are thankful to the District Attorney’s office for the thoughtful and prudent time they took to fully investigate this case,” said Murray’s attorney, Ken Montgomery. “They did what the NYPD, City Hall and so-called community leaders didn’t do, they didn’t judge these young men, and investigated what actually happened.
Montgomery also went on to say that hopefully a lesson was learned from this experience as well , “Now separate from the charges being dismissed there is a lesson to be learned. It is unhealthy to have sexual relations in parks even if it’s consensual. We don’t want our young men to grow up thinking this is okay, because it’s not.”
Lets just hope true justice is served in this case to whomever is the real victim in this case! Lets chat below!
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