These New York Cops Who Raped a Teenage Girl Are Blaming Her ‘Provocative’ Selfies

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On September 15, 18-year-old Anna Chambers (a pseudonym) and two male friends were in a car when they were pulled over by officers Richard Hall and Eddie Martins of the Brooklyn South narcotics squad.

What happened next will horrify you.

They then let her friends go, but cuffed her and drove her to a nearby Chipotle parking lot, where they threatened to take her to station if she didn’t have oral sex with the both of them. Once she complied, one of the officers raped her.

As if this isn’t bad enough, the cops drove the disoriented teen around for 20 minutes before dropping her on the curb and then driving right back to the precinct.

The rape kit came back positive for both cop’s DNA. At this point, you’d think this would be an open and shut case, right?

Let that sink in for a minute. A teenaged girl, coerced into oral sex with TWO COPS under threat of arrest and then raped. Consensual.  But it gets even worse.

“This behavior is unprecedented for a depressed victim of a vicious rape,” the officers’ legal team, John Arlia and Mark Bederow reportedly wrote about Chamber’s social media habits. Because all survivors react exactly how you expect them to react. But that wasn’t the end of it…

There’s shock, where the “victim may suffer from acute anxiety, fear, and guilt, and observable reactions can vary from hysteria to numbness.” Another phase is denial, where the victim may seek to “forget the whole thing” and “attempt to return to [his or] her daily routine.” There’s also integration, the phase during which “many rape victims realize that the attack has played a more important role in their lives than they had realized.”  

As a spokesperson for the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office stated, “Without commenting on this ongoing investigation, defense counsel’s characterization of how a rape victim should behave is inaccurate, inappropriate, and demeaning.” Indeed.

People have gathered on social media to protest the officers’ characterization of Chambers and to make sure it’s understood this sort of thing is no longer acceptable.

Their badges and guns have also been confiscated. Councilman Mark Treyger commented on the case via a medium post. “Regardless of legal outcomes, we know that it is wrong for two police officers to use their positions of authority to engage in sexual activity with a teenager.” “The abuse of power exercised by these two detectives rattles the foundations of positive police-community relations that the law enforcement community has been working to build.”