NEW YORK – Two New York city police detectives accused of threatening an 18-year-old woman with arrest over a bottle of prescription pills, handcuffing her, driving her around and then rape her.
Act Brooklyn district Attorney Eric Gonzalez says the detectives, Eddie Martins and Richard Hall, were indicted Monday on 50-count indictment includes kidnapping and rape counts.
The woman says that the detectives attacked her on Sept. 15 in their van while they were at work. The prosecutor says that the DNA recovered from the woman matched both defendants.
Martins’ lawyer, Mark Bederow, says that there is no “credible evidence” that the teen “was forcibly raped.” Hall’s lawyer not immediately return a call for comment.
The president of the detectives’ union, Michael Palladino, said the officers are entitled to “a presumption of innocence.”