2 NYPD Detectives Plead Not Guilty To Rape, Kidnapping Charges

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Two NYPD detectives are facing charges that they kidnapped and raped an 18-year-old woman in their van last month.

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said the narcotics detectives, Eddie Martins and Richard Hall, were arraigned Monday on a 50-count indictment.

As CBS2’s Reena Roy reported, the men were silent and expressionless as they left court after making bail — $250,000 for Martins and $150,000 for Hall.

“To be very clear, this is a situation where this young woman did not consent to what happened to her,” Gonzalez said.

The woman said the detectives threatened her with arrest over a bottle of prescription pills on Sept. 15, then handcuffed her, drove around, parked and sexually assaulted her.

The assault allegedly took place in a Chipotle parking lot where the cops are accused of telling the girl they were ‘freaks.’ Martin then allegedly raped her as Hall watched in a rear view mirror, before taking his turn.

She was then allegedly dropped outside the police precinct in Coney Island and told to keep her mouth shut, WCBS 880’s Mike Smeltz reported.

“Within five minutes they’ve committed a litany, a catalog of crimes that are a real betrayal to their badge,” Gonzalez said.

The prosecutor DNA recovered from a rape kit taken that same night matched both of defendants.

DNA recovered from the woman matched both of the defendants.

“The DNA evidence is overwhelming,” Gonzalez said.

Both detectives plead not guilty on all counts.

They’re due back in court on Jan. 18.

Martins’ attorney, Mark Bederow, plans to argue that there’s no evidence that it was forcible.

“They are locked into that claim and we don’t believe they’re going to have a shred of evidence to support that,” Bederow said.

The attorney for Hall made it clear they’ll attack the alleged victim’s credibility and use social media posts to indicate her motive is money, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.

The president of the Detectives Endowment Association did not immediately return a call for comment.

The detectives have been suspended.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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