Two disgraced New York Police Department officers are standing trial after allegedly raping a teenager while they were on-duty last month. The teenager, who recently turned eighteen and is using the pseudonym “Anna Chambers” in the press for privacy reasons, says she was raped by Brooklyn narcotics detectives Richard Hall and Edward Martins at a Chipotle parking lot in Coney Island.
The two officers have been demoted and placed on modified duty along with their supervisor, Sgt. John Espey, who was stripped of his gun and shield for failing to properly supervise the incident occurring on September 15. The two officers, who do not deny engaging in sexual conduct with Ms. Chambers, claim that the sexual encounter with the victim was consensual.
However, Michael David, the lawyer who is representing Ms. Chambers in her current case, disagrees.
“There was zero consent,” David said. “The cops were over 6 feet tall. She’s very petite, like 5-2 and maybe 100 pounds. There’s nothing she could do.”
David also stated that this incident is ‘the most brutal rape and sexual assault ever committed by on-duty officers in the NYPD.’
A rape kit from the hospital Ms. Chambers checked into after the sexual encounter matched the DNA of the two officers. The two men have yet to be arrested.