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Two NYPD detectives indicted in rape of 18-year-old woman they busted for pot


A pair of NYPD detectives accused of raping an 18-year-old woman they arrested for drugs in Brooklyn have been criminally indicted, law enforcement sources said. Detectives Eddie Martins and Richard Hall allegedly raped the woman in a police van in a Coney Island Chipotle parking lot after detaining her on Sept. 15. They are slated to turn themselves in early next week, sources said. "We look forward to defending any charges in a court of law rather than in the court of public opinion," Martins’ lawyer, Mark Bederow, said Friday, declining to comment further. The victim claims the detectives approached her and two friends in a Bath Beach park and handcuffed her after finding marijuana and an anxiety drug in a bag next to her. They then drove her to the parking lot, where one of the detectives raped her. The NYPD suspended the detectives Friday afternoon as part of its ongoing investigation into the incident, a police official said. Martins and Hall were previously placed on desk duty and stripped of their guns and shields after the 18-year-old victim made the stunning allegations. Police Commissioner James O’Neill has warned that the cops will “pay the price” if the accusations prove true. The victim claims the detectives approached her and two friends in a Bath Beach park and handcuffed her after finding marijuana and an anxiety drug in a bag next to her. They then drove her to the parking lot, where one of the detectives raped her and both forced her to perform a sex act, according to her account. O'Neill says detectives will ‘pay’ if they sexually abused teen The detectives claimed to investigators the sex was consensual, sources said. The victim’s lawyer Michael David refutes that claim.

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