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Thursday, February 25, 2016
Charges Against Brooklyn Gang Rape Suspects Dropped After Victim Admits Having Sex With Her Father
Earlier this year we reported five Brooklyn teens were arrested and charged with the gang rape of an 18 year-old girl at a Brownsville Park. The victim reported that while out for a walk with her father; Denzel Murray, 14; Shaquell Cooper, 15; Ethan Phillip, 15; Onandi Brown, 17, and Travis Beckford, 17, held them at gunpoint and raped her. The teens were charged, as adults, with one count of rape and sex abuse, and two counts of committing a criminal sex act. The victim has since recanted her story and now claims that not only did the group of teens not have a gun, they walked upon her while she was having sexual relations with her father.
According to Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson, “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.”