Cops: Men Rape Teen in NYC After Ordering Dad Away

18-year-old assaulted in Brooklyn playground, cops say
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2016 2:05 PM CST
Rape suspects seen in a Brooklyn bodega before an 18-year-old woman was attacked in Osborn Playground on Thursday.   (YouTube)
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(Newser) – A group of five men raped a teenager one-at-a-time in a Brooklyn playground on Thursday night after ordering her father to flee at gunpoint, police say. The 18-year-old survivor, unnamed in media reports, was with her dad in Osborn Playground at about 11:15pm when the suspects allegedly came up, the New York Daily News reports. One of the men is said to have drawn a gun in the Brownsville facility and given the father a simple order: "Get the f--- out of here." The father then fled to call 911, and when he came back with two cops, the suspects ran in all directions.

The survivor received treatment at Kings County Hospital, but the suspects all escaped. Now police are seeking help by releasing video of five black, male suspects in a nearby bodega before the assault, Reuters reports. They're wearing light jackets, hoodies, and can be seen smiling and laughing, the New York Times notes. Now nearby residents are taking a second look at Osborn Playground, which includes climbing equipment and is normally used by middle-school kids during the day. "I have to keep an eye out," says a 52-year-old who adds that her 16-year-old daughter is no longer allowed in the playground. "To me, I thought this was safe." (Read more rape stories.)

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