On Thursday, Eddie Martins and Richard Hall pleaded guilty to 11 charges — including bribery and official misconduct, but not rape or sexual assault — in a quiet deal that the New York Post reports appears to have been kept under wraps deliberately. Initially, the former cops faced over 40 charges stemming from a incident in which they allegedly abused an year-old who goes by the social media pseudonym Anna Chambers. After they found Klonopin and marijuana in the vehicle, Chambers said, the detectives handcuffed her, put her in a van, and took turns raping her while they drove around. A subsequent rape kit recovered DNA from both Martins and Hall, who admitted to having sex with Chambers, but maintained it was consensual. They resigned when they were indicted, but at the time, it was still technically legal for New York police officers to have sex with people in their custody. Instead, they received probation. Already a subscriber? Log in or link your magazine subscription. Account Profile.
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Two former NYPD Detectives who were initially accused of raping an year-old woman in their custody have pleaded guilty to lesser charges, and will serve five years of probation. Eddie Martins, 39, and Richard Hall, 34, former detectives for the Brooklyn South Narcotics division, pleaded guilty to bribe receiving and official misconduct for having sex with the teenager in a police van in a parking lot after a traffic stop in Coney Island in The alleged victim, who goes by Anna Chambers on social media, claimed that Martins and Hall stopped her and her friends at Calbert Vaux Park, and found marijuana and Klonopin in the vehicle. The detectives then allegedly handcuffed Chambers, put her in their police van and drove away, calling her friends from a blocked number, warning them not to follow. Martins and Hall then allegedly raped Chambers orally and vaginally, and forced her to take one of the Klonopins, telling her to "keep her mouth shut" before they dropped her off. Attorneys for the two detectives countered that the sex was consensual, and at the time, no state law specifically prohibited sex between a police officer and someone in their custody this case prompted state lawmakers to make it illegal in They also claimed that Chambers fabricated elements of her story and perjured herself in statements made to investigators. Chambers took the unusual step of filing a civil suit against the city before the conclusion of the criminal case, meaning that sworn testimony from the civil suit becomes relevant in the criminal case. Chambers began disparaging the DA's office on Twitter, and it was revealed that an ADA was involved in a romantic relationship with Hall, and spoke to him after his arrest. Given the complexities of the case, the Brooklyn DA's office asked Judge Danny Chun to assign a special prosecutor to the case.
In , two New York Police Department detectives faced more than 40 sexual-abuse charges and 25 years in prison after they were accused of handcuffing an year-old woman and raping her in the back of a police van. On Thursday morning, the two detectives, Edward Martins and Richard Hall, pleaded guilty to bribery and official misconduct charges in a deal that called for five years probation — and no jail time. Gonzalez said.