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A horrific sexual assault happened Thursday night in Brooklyn when an 18-year-old was raped by five men while walking through a park with her dad.

According to police, the men approached the father and daughter in Osborn Park in Brownsville, a predominantly black neighborhood, around 11:15 pm. One of the men, reportedly in his 20s or 30s, had a gun and demanded the father leave. The dad, who didn’t have a cell phone, ran to a nearby Bodega for help but the store workers refused to call police. By the time the father returned with two officers his daughter had been raped by all five individuals. The assailants fled the scene of the crime and authorities were still searching for all five as of Sunday afternoon.

While police have released surveillance video of the group inside of a Bodega before the attack, asking people to come forward if they know any of the individuals’ identities or whereabouts, many Brownsville residents have been hypercritical about the lack of arrest.

“A rape takes place on the Upper East Side, it would not take two days for that information to come out, and the people to be protected, and the people to be aware,” neighborhood resident Eric Adams told ABC news.

Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a statement in response to the heinous crime on Sunday, promising swift justice.

“I am disgusted and deeply saddened by the horrific attack that took place in Brownsville yesterday evening. We will take every step possible to find and swiftly prosecute the assailants of this vicious crime.

“Every New Yorker in every neighborhood deserves to feel safe and protected, and we will not stop until the perpetrators of this disturbing attack are held accountable for their actions. This administration has zero tolerance for sexual attacks, and we will work to ensure a crime of this nature never happens again.”

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  • BlackGlamour

    Just read on another blog that they caught 2, and 2 turned themselves in, they are hunting the 5th suspect . . .

    • tinycurls

      The news reports that the parents of those four turned them in. One is still on the lam.

    • BlackGlamour


    • Mary Burrell

      They need to be put away for life

  • Barbara Belle

    Where is Black lives matter ?

  • Darkness901

    Something doesn’t add up but there are some cowards out there. I believe they have all of the suspects. Hopefully, the sexual assault kits points out the correct people. They need to suffer for their crime. This was a terrible crime that deserves a harsh punishment.

  • ctrldwn

    Some rapists get sexual gratification committing these heinous acts. Some use rape as a weapon to control others.There are so many factors that we cannot single out. With this case that happened in Brownsville, I think it’s a combination of upbringing, behavioral adaptations, their level of maturity. their unfavorable view of women, their environment, peers, and a culture of violence that is programmed in their psyche that possessed them to do this. You can see some of these characteristic traits in the prison system where men force them selves on other men and women force themselves on other women. And believe me, this is a widespread issue that isn’t unique to any racial or ethnic group. There are horror stories all over the world.