The victim had just left the Celestial Church Of Christ in Queens when she was attacked. NYPD have just arrested three of four suspects wanted for sexually assaulting the woman as she left the Jamaica, Queens, church on Tuesday
Police have arrested three of the four men suspected of sexually assaulting a born-again Christian woman as she left her Queens church, cops said Thursday.
The unidentified men were being questioned by Queens Special Victims Squad detectives about their role in the sickening Tuesday night attack on Liberty Ave., near 150th St., in Jamaica.
Their names have not been released.
TheA born-again Christian woman, yanked off the street as she left a Queens church service, was forced to perform oral sex on three of the five urban youth predators who beat and robbed her.
The victim, who is 50, was leaving a service at the Celestial Church of Christ around 11 p.m. when a gunman approached her, put a gun to her head and demanded all her cash.
The location where a rape and robbery took place on Tuesday night in Jamaica, Queens.
“I’m shaken,” said the married mother of two after the ordeal. “I’m trying to get over it, but it’s not easy.”
Two of the five assailants, including one carrying a handgun, first approached the victim on Liberty Ave. near 150th St. in Jamaica around 11 p.m. Tuesday, cops said.
She gave them everything she had, cellphone, MetroCard and a little cash, but they clearly was not enough for the muggers.
They summoned three friends to join them before forcing the helpless woman to strip in the street and perform the sex acts behind a parked garbage truck, cops said.
“They said, ‘If you don’t do that, I’ll shoot you,’” the victim recounted. “So I did what I had to do.”
“They tell me, ‘You don’t have money so take off your clothes!’” the victim told The News in an exclusive interview Wednesday. “I said, ‘What? In the middle of the street?’”
The gunman, now joined by three others, took the woman behind a parked garbage truck, where they forced her at gunpoint to perform oral sex on them.
“I’m shaken,” the married mother of two said. “I’m trying to get over it, but it’s not easy.”
The victim first tried to scare the fiends away by falsely announcing that she was HIV-positive — which she is not — but the threat of infection didn’t scare the attackers.
Three of the five men took turns forcing the woman to perform oral sex on them, police said. One of the attackers, described as “a short guy”, did run off and return with a condom, the woman recalled.
“You’re a stupid African woman,” one of the men said as he slapped the victim.
Cops recovered at least one condom found behind the garbage truck and were processing it for DNA, police sources said. The victim’s sweater was also under scrutiny for potential evidence.
The vicar, Pastor Oyetunde and his mom in front of the church
“I saw her crying,” recalled Pastor Kehinde Oyetunde. “She said she was attacked and robbed and they wanted to rape her…She told them she was an HIV patient and she didn’t want to hurt them because they’re young boys.”
Police were eventually called and the woman was later treated at Elmhurst Hospital.
“I spoke to her today,” Oyetunde explained a day after the attack
. “She’s going to need a lot of counseling.”
Pastor Oyetunde described the victim as a senior member of the church, who served as its treasurer.
“She comes all the way from Brooklyn and never misses a mass,” he said. “She’s very dedicated to God. This is not going to stop her from coming. She loves the church.”
The suspects were described as four Black males, and one Hispanic in their teens.
Those in custody were arrested this morning after police recovered video from the scene, police said.
The suspects include the gunman, although the gun hasn’t been recovered, police said.
Charges were pending.