4 men charged with raping NYC girl for 8 years

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Posted: Jun 30, 2011 7:10 AM
4 men charged with raping NYC girl for 8 years

Authorities have charged four men with terrorizing and raping a young New York City woman for eight years.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said Wednesday that the victim was 13 when she was first attacked by two of the men. He said they "violently raped and assaulted" her in a park.

He says the suspects intimidated her into silence, forced her to have sex for money and repeatedly beat and raped her over eight years.

The victim lived with her family and finished high school and college. Hynes says she finally told a professor after the suspects threatened to assault a member of her family. The professor persuaded her to go to authorities.

The men face rape and other charges.