NEW YORK (AP/WSVN) — Two New York City police detectives are accused of threatening an 18-year-old woman with arrest over a bottle of prescription pills, handcuffing her, driving her around and then raping her.
Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez says the detectives, Eddie Martins and Richard Hall, were arraigned Monday on a 50-count indictment that includes kidnapping and rape counts.
The woman says the detectives assaulted her on Sept. 15 in their van while they were on duty. The prosecutor says DNA recovered from the woman matched both of the defendants.
“It’s a horrible thing where the NYPD can literally kidnap someone while on duty and just take an 18-year-old girl and rape her. It’s just absolutely insanity,” Michael David, the woman’s attorney, told Inside Edition.
In a statement, he continued, “This validates what my client has always said – that she was kidnapped, handcuffed, brutally raped and then thrown onto the street by two on-duty officers.”
Martins was ordered held on $250,000 bail and Hall was ordered held on $150,000 bail. If convicted, they each could face up to 25 years in prison.
The president of the union representing the detectives didn’t immediately return a call for comment.
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