Four NY Teens Face Gang Rape Charges of 12-Year-Old And Three 13-Year-Old Girls
This is absolutely horrible and we want the truth to come out. Our question is: Where were the girl’s parents during this time?
A Rockland Family Court judge said she will decide today whether four boys are guilty of gang-raping a then-14-year-old girl and attempting to rape a then-12-year-old girl over a three-day period in June at a Chestnut Ridge house.
Judge Sherri Eisenpress heard closing statements Thursday from the prosecutor and four defense attorneys after a 12-year-old boy testified the sex was consensual. It was the final day of the fact-finding hearing in Rockland County Courthouse in New City.
Rey Jey Alexis’ testimony contradicted statements given to police by several of the other boys. They described taking turns raping the older girl twice in one day, trying to rape a younger girl and how Alexis took part and had sex with the older girl, at one point using lotion as a lubricant.
Alexis, 12, and 13-year-olds Kensley St. Fleur, Guerson Bellevue and Jerry Jean-Baptiste are charged with first-degree rape, first-degree attempted rape, first-degree sexual abuse and criminal sex act. They are accused of raping the 14-year-old and sexually attacking a 12-year-old girl from June 11 to 13.
Prosecutor Elizabeth Di Stefano called the sexual abuse “violent” and “horrific” as she read statements from the boys that there was some breast biting that occurred from the four young boys.
Under cross-examination from prosecutor Barbara Wilmit, Alexis admitted he and the other boys went to the house at least three times to have sex with the girl.
“We had sexual contact with her the day before (June 11) and wanted to do it again,” Alexis said.
The girl, now 15, had testified they held her down during the morning and afternoon of June 12 and raped her anally.
Alexis said he tried to have sex with the girl on the afternoon of June 12 because he didn’t want to be the only boy not to have sex with her, but denied penetrating her. He wasn’t sure whether the other boys penetrated her, saying he saw their private parts go up against her buttocks.
“I didn’t want to be a punk,” he said. “I didn’t want to seem like anyone who didn’t do it. It was consensual. I swear on everything I love. She was even laughing.”
Prosecutors said anal contact was needed to sustain the rape charge.
Goldstein said the prosecution did not use a medical witness to counter a sexual assault forensic nurse testifying Wednesday that she found no visible injuries on the 14-year-old girl.
The boys are on home detention. If found guilty, the older boys could be held in a juvenile detention center for three years, with yearly reviews, depending on their behavior. They could stay incarcerated until they are 18. Alexis faces an initial sentence of 18 months, but could be kept longer.