Police have arrested 3 of 4 men suspected of sexually assaulting a woman as she left her Queens church, cops said Thursday. Brandon Walker 20 years old Justin Williams 17 years old and Julisses Ginel 19 years old were charged early Friday in the sickening attack on Liberty Ave, near 150th St, in Jamaica. The last suspect, a 20 years old man, was still being sought. “This is very good news. Praise God! I am very happy that they are arrested” told Pastor Kehinde Oyetunde of Celestial Church of Christ. The victim 50 years old was leaving the church about 11 Pm Tuesday when the four creeps grabbed her. “This is the devil’s work. They need to be in prison and get the counseling they need to turn their lives around” Oyetunde said. When reached Thursday, the victim, a Liberian immigrant, declined to comment.
The suspects all live in same group home on 53 South Rd in Jamaica, police said. Cops recovered 2 imitation pistols from their rooms and believe 1 was used during the robbery. The trio was charged late Thursday evening. The woman said to police that after the suspects pulled a gun on her, she gave them everything she had, her cell phone, MetroCard and a little cash, but they clearly wanted more. “They tell me, ‘You don’t have money, so take off your clothes!’” the victim said. “I said, ‘What? In the middle of the street?’” Walker, Williams, Ginel and their accomplice, took the woman behind a parked garbage truck and forced her to perform oral sex on them.
“They said, ‘If you don’t do that, I’ll shoot you’” the victim said. “So I did what I had to do.” She first tried to scare fiends away by claiming to be HIV-positive, even though she is not, but the threat of infection did not scare the attackers. One of them ran off, then returned a few minutes later with a condom,she said. “You’re a stupid African woman” one of men said as he slapped her. Once the suspects ran off, the half-naked woman raced back to church and told Oyetunde what happened. Cops recovered at least one condom behind a garbage truck and were processing it for DNA.
The victim’s sweater was also under scrutiny for potential evidence. The woman was taken to Queens Hospital Center for observation and released some hours later. “I’m shaken. I’m trying to get over it, but it’s not easy” the married mother of 2 said. Cops identified the suspects through surveillance video near scene and picked them up at their group home. They are charged with criminal sex act, robbery, sex abuse and weapons possession too. Dozens turned out Thursday night for a vigil outside church that led to a group prayer at scene of the crime. “It’s sad that this could happen to one of us here. I was coming from work this afternoon. I was walking right here. I was shedding tears, I’m still scared” said fellow congregant Bose Oyetunde, who said female church members are afraid to attend services.