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Second Suspect Arrested in Rape, Attempted Murder of 16-Year-Old Girl

The two men, ages 24 and 25, lured the teenage girl to the roof of a three-story building on Miller Avenue in Brooklyn

Monday, Jul 22, 2013  |  Updated 6:57 AM EDT
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The suspects allegedly lured a 16-year-old girl to a Brooklyn roof, where they raped her before throwing her off, leaving her with serious injuries.

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Girl, 16, Lured to Brooklyn Roof, Raped, Thrown Off Building: Cops

Police have arrested one man and are searching for a second suspect after they allegedly lured a 16-year-old girl to a Brooklyn roof, where they raped her before throwing her off, leaving her with serious injuries. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
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Police have arrested a second suspect for allegedly luring a 16-year-old girl to a Brooklyn roof and  then raping her before throwing her off, leaving her with serious injuries to her leg, arm and back, authorities said.

Authorities say the two men, ages 24 and 25, lured the teenage girl to the roof of a three-story building on Miller Avenue in East New York early Sunday.

They allegedly raped her and flung her off the roof after at least one of them tried to strangle her, police said. She was taken to Brookdale Hospital.

Police first arrested one suspect, 24-year-old Anwar Desouza, who lives at the building where the girl was attacked, and charged him with attempted murder, rape, criminal sexual act and strangulation.

The second suspect, 25-year-old Antonio Owensford of Brentwood, N.Y., was arrested late Friday and also charged with attempted murder, rape and strangulation.
 
Neighbors were shaken Friday to learn of the attack.
 
"I felt bad because I got a daughter and I wouldn't want that to happen to my child. And I'm a girl and I wouldn't want that to happen to me," said one woman. "I go out and I come in late at night, and you don't know what might happen."

Police arrested 24-year-old Anwar Desouza, who lives at the building where the girl was attacked, and charged him with attempted murder, rape, criminal sexual act and strangulation.

Information on attorneys for Desouza and Owensford wasn't immediately available.  

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