NYPD Officers Indicted on 50 Counts for Allegedly Raping Teen in Custody

Two NYPD officers who allegedly raped an 18-year-old girl in
their custody in September have been indicted on 50 charges,
DNAinfo reports, including rape, bribery, and
second-degree kidnapping.

On September 15, Brooklyn South narcotics detectives Eddie
Martins, 37, and Richard Hall, 32, pulled over a car carrying
three people. They arrested one of the passengers, an
18-year-old girl, who admitted to carrying some weed and two
Klonopin pills. The officers then took her to an unmarked van
where Martins allegedly penetrated her and both allegedly
forced her to perform oral sex on them.

A rape kit detected the DNA of both officers, who admitted to
having sex with the girl, but claim it was consensual. Their
lawyers also tried to discredit her by pointing to provocative
posts on social media. The officers have pleaded not guilty.

While it is technically not illegal for
a New York state law enforcement official to have sex with
someone in custody, as New York City Councilman Mark Treyger
has pointed out, it is impossible for someone in custody to
consent.

“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.

Martins and Hall face up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

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