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Ex-NYPD Detectives Accused of Raping Handcuffed Teen Avoid Jail Term

HeadlineAug 30, 2019

Two former New York police detectives who were accused of raping an 18-year-old in a police van after they arrested and handcuffed her will avoid facing any time in jail. On Thursday, the former detectives — Eddie Martins and Richard Hall — pleaded guilty to lesser charges and were sentenced to probation, even though prosecutors had requested a sentence of one to three years in prison. The detectives claimed the 2017 encounter was consensual. A lawyer for the teenage victim denounced the sentence. Michael David said, “We’re outraged. It’s complete injustice what happened today. You can’t consent when you’re 5’3, 100 pounds and they’re both over 6 feet and very muscular. They had her in handcuffs. These cops got a free pass.”

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