Playground gang rape has NYPD asking public for help

Story highlights

  • 5 men forced father to leave playground so they could rape his 18-year-old daughter, police say
  • NYPD releases video of the suspects in a bodega, asks public's help in identifying them

New York (CNN)New York police are looking for five men who forced a father at gunpoint to leave his daughter behind so they could take turns raping her, according to a press release.

The 18-year-old was with her father at the Osborn Playground in Brooklyn around 9 p.m. Thursday when they were approached by five men, according to the release from the New York Police Department.
One of the men pulled a gun on the father and daughter and demanded that the father leave the area, the press release said.
Then each of the five suspects raped the teenager, according to the NYPD.
"The father returned a short time later with two uniformed police officers," the press release said. The suspects then quickly fled the park and evaded police capture.
The men are suspected to range in age from teenage to 30s, according to NYPD spokeswoman Arlene Muniz.
Authorities on Saturday released a video, taken in a bodega before the rape, that they say shows the five attackers. Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspects.
The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where she was treated and released, according to the press release.
She sustained cuts to her arms, neck and knees during the assault, Muniz said.