Girl, 16, Lured to Brooklyn Roof, Raped, Thrown Off Building: Cops
Police arrested one suspect and are looking for another in connection with the attack
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. (Published Friday, Jul 19, 2013)
Updated at 7:45 PM EDT on Friday, Jul 19, 2013
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 to her leg, arm and back, authorities said.
Authorities say the two men, ages 24 and 26, 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.
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 an attorney for him wasn't immediately available.
Authorities are looking for his alleged accomplice, who has been identified as 26-year-old Antonio Owensford. Police released a photo of Owensford (above).
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.
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Published at 6:55 AM EDT on Jul 19, 2013