BROOKLYN, NY - Four teen boys accused of raping an 18-year-old woman in Brooklyn are locked up, but a fifth suspect is still on the run. Two 15-year-olds were turned in by their own mothers, after they were recognized in surveillance video.
"I want to thank those parents who were responsible enough to walk these two individuals in," said community activist Tony Herbert.
Police later arrested the two other boys, ages 14 and 17. The alleged gang rape happened in a place you would least suspect--a playground. The 18-year-old woman was walking with her father Thursday night, when they say five teens surrounded them, and pulled out a gun.
"The one put a gun in my face telling me to run, and all of them had their way with her," said the victim's father.
"I was just real scared, said the victim, "I didn't know what to do. I was in a panic mode."
The father says he ran for help, but the suspects were long gone by the time he arrived with police.
On Sunday, members of the shocked community slammed the NYPD for a slow response time.
"This baffles all of my police experience," said Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams, "Something is missing, and there needs to be a dual investigation."
"Our women, our mothers, our sisters, our daughters, should be able to walk these streets in safety," said NYC public advocate, Leticia James.
NYPD fired back in a statement, saying 'there was no delay in response to the rape.'
While there's some relief now that four of the suspects are off the streets, it's still quite unsettling that a crime this heinous could have happened in the first place.