Charges have been dropped against 5 New York City teens accused of gang-raping an 18-year-old woman in a park at gunpoint.
The accuser recanted her statement and also said there was no gun, according to Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson.
What was really going on in the park?
Thompson says she was having sex with her father.
“The complainant, as well as her father, provided multiple inconsistent accounts to NYPD Detectives and to experienced Special Victims prosecutors about important material facts in this case,” Thompson said in a statement.
“The complainant has recanted her allegations of forcible sexual assault and the existence of a gun, and she does not wish to pursue criminal charges against any of the defendants. She also refuses to cooperate with any prosecution against her father, who was engaging in sexual conduct with her.”
On the night of the incident, the accusers father said the teens took turns raping his daughter and they chased him off with a gun. The father then supposedly ran to a Bodega for help, but was turned away.
The accuser nor her father have been named, but of course the teens involved had their names in the media.