A group of thugs have been arrested after allegedly brutalizing a defenseless 50-year-old churchgoer in a vicious sexual assault.
The hooligans, Justin Williams, 17, Julisses Ginel, 19, Brandon Walker, 20, and a fourth man who is still being sought by police, followed the victim after she left prayer service, before they assaulted her behind a garbage truck in Queens, New York on Tuesday, the New York Post reported.
The attack occurred around 10:15 p.m., when the men pulled a gun on her, after the victim left the Celestial Church of Christ in Jamaica.
The gang robbed the woman of whatever cash and property she had before forcing her, at gunpoint, to remove her clothes and perform oral sex on them.
“They said, ‘if you don’t do that, I’ll shoot you,’” the woman told the New York Daily News. “So I did what I had to do. There are just mean, hooligan guys who wanted to rob and sleep with somebody.”
The victim told the attackers that she was HIV positive, which is not true, to avoid the assault, but it didn’t work.
“If they just wanted money, they should have left. But they wanted more,” she added.
Prosecutors described the assault in brutal detail when the defendants were arraigned on Friday.
“The crimes that the defendants are accused of committing that night are despicable and are deserving of significant punishment,” Richard Brown, the district attorney on the case, said. “Two of them are alleged to have subjected her to heinous acts of sexual abuse. It is alleged that with a pack-like mentality the defendants and an unapprehended fourth man set upon a defenseless woman coming from church. In addition, two of the defendants allegedly held up three innocent men at gunpoint the following evening and robbed them of their personal property.”
Assistant District Attorney Eric Rosenbaum described the assault to the court.
“Brandon and Williams took turns engaging in oral sex from her,” he said as he referred to Wiliams’ statement. “[The fourth suspect] then put a condom on and then did it again,” he said.
One of the suspects, Ginel, said it was a robbery that got out of control.
“It was suppose to be just a robbery thing,” he told police. “I was only there. I saw her naked, and she gave them oral sex. I went to get condoms to help my boys. When I came back, the third one was finishing up.”
The victim said she is afraid to go back to her church, where she ran after the attack.
“She was scared, she was crying. She was just crying like a baby, we couldn’t control her,” Pastor Kehinde Oyetunde’s wife, Bose Oyetunde, told CBS 2.
Pastor Oyetunde picked the woman up from the hospital after she was treated and took her home.
“This is horrible,” he said. “She is a very kind woman. She’s been with my church for 10 years.”