The Brooklyn dad who ran away while his 18-year-old daughter was being gang-raped at gunpoint walked into two local delis to try to get help — but was too drunk for anyone to understand him, witnesses said Monday.
“He was swaying side to side. He asked me, ‘Lend me your phone.’ I said no,’’ said a worker in one of the shops, Zaida Deli and Grocery.
Four suspects are in custody and still being questioned by cops at Brooklyn’s Special Victim’s Unit, cops said. They have yet to be charged.
“He didn’t tell me it was an emergency or ‘I need to call the police’ or of course I would’ve given it to him or just called the police for him.”
Two of the five teens accused of attacking the girl in the playground have admitted to being at the scene and even having sex with her — but claim it was consensual, law-enforcement sources said.
But “at this juncture, we have no doubt she was raped,” said Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.
Four suspects are in custody and still being questioned by cops at Brooklyn’s Special Victim’s Unit, police said.
Police charged four teens for their roles in the gang-rape early Tuesday morning.
Denzel Murray, 14, Shaquell Cooper, 15, Ethan Phillip, 15, and Onandi Brown, 17, were each charged with rape, forcible compulsion, criminal sex act and sex abuse, the police said.
The four teens were all charged as adult and were being held pending arraignment early Tuesday. A fifth suspect is at large.
Two of the teens were brought in by their mothers Sunday night, the third was picked up at an undisclosed location, and the fourth turned himself in, sources said.