Three Brooklyn teens were arrested for allegedly raping and robbing a woman they met at a Chinatown internet cafe, police announced on 2 June.
According to police, the 16-year-olds, identified as Eric Pek, Emanuel Burrows and Sanat Asliev, met the intoxicated 33-year-old Manhattan woman at a cafe located on Eldridge Street near Hester Street around 5am on Monday (1 June).
The four then left and went to a nearby park, where Pek and Burrows allegedly raped her, the New York Post reported. Asliev also sexually assaulted the woman, police claim.
The teens then allegedly rifled through the woman's purse, taking her iPhone, house keys, bank cards and ID before running off.
Police said the there were later caught on CCTV entering the woman's apartment building at 5.11am. The video shows them walking up a flight of stairs before running out a minute later when they realised someone was inside the woman's apartment.
Law enforcement was able to track down the alleged teen rapists after speaking to people at the Internet cafe, the Post reported. The three were placed in a Brooklyn group home called Boys Town, sources told the Post.
Pek, who has a history of arrests, and Burrows were each charged with rape, robbery, assault, burglary and grand larceny. Meanwhile, Asliev was charged with attempted rape, assault and attempted burglary. According to the NY Daily News, all three were charged as adults.
The victim was taken to hospital and is listed in stable condition.