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Three Teens Indicted in Chinatown Rape and Robbery, Prosecutors Say

By Gwynne Hogan | July 22, 2015 7:25pm
Teens Arrested for Manhattan Sex Assault, Police Say
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MANHATTAN — Three teenagers who prosecutors say lured a woman out of an Internet cafe in Chinatown before raping and robbing her were indicted in Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday, officials said.

The three 16-year-old boys — Eric Pek, Emanuel Burrowes and Sanat Asliev — were indicted on rape, burglary and robbery charges in connection to the 5 a.m. attack on June 1, prosecutors said.

The teens were caught on a surveillance camera at the Eldridge street Internet cafe groping the victim while she tried to push them away, prosecutors said. They then pulled her out of the cafe and into the stairway of a nearby building, where they surrounded her, raped her and beat her, prosecutors said.

They left the woman in the stairwell, partially clothed and semiconscious, prosecutors said. They stole her driver’s license, credit cards, keys, money and cell phone and used them to figure out where she lived, prosecutors said.

Pek, Burrowes and Asliev went to her house, but ran away when they realized someone was inside, sources previously told DNAinfo New York. The trio was caught on surveillance video walking into her building and then racing out.

The trio had been living in a group home in Park Slope when they went missing overnight without permission, officials said. The group home coordinator, Boys Town, subsequently ended its contract with the city's Administration for Childrens Services and has closed down its Park Slope location as well as five other homes it runs around the city.

Asliev's lawyer Albert Dayan declined to comment on the indictment. Lawyers for the other two boys could not be reached for immediate comment.