NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two men have been arrested in connection with the alleged rape and attempted murder of a 16-year-old girl in Brooklyn.
The two men lured the teenager to the rooftop of a building on Miller Avenue in East New York around 4 a.m. on July 14, police said.READ MORE: New York City Public Schools To Increase COVID Testing, Relax Quarantine Rules
The girl was then sexually assaulted and thrown off the roof, police said.
She was taken to Brookdale Hospital with multiple injuries to her leg, arm and neck.
Anwar Desouza, 24, faces charges of attempted murder, assault, rape, criminal sex act and strangulation. Police said he lives at the building where the alleged attack occurred.READ MORE: FBI Executes Search Warrant At Home Of Gabby Petito's Fiancé Brian Laundrie
Police continued to search for the second suspect and eventually arrested 25-year-old Antonio Owensford. He faces charges of attempted murder, assault, rape, and strangulation.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips to the Crime Stoppers website or text their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
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