Brooklyn man busted for repeatedly raping pre-teen member of extended family
An 18-year-old Brooklyn man repeatedly raped a pre-teen member of his extended family, police sources said Monday.
Police arrested David Teitelbaum late Sunday, but the victim’s parents have stopped cooperating with police, fearful of the shame the incident will cause the family, according to a source familiar with the case.
“The guy rapes their daughter and they’re protecting him — unbelievable” said the source. “I can’t even imagine how angry I’d be if it was my daughter.”
The girl, whose age and relationship to the victim are being withheld to protect her identity, was attacked several times over the course of a week during October inside the suspect’s Williamsburg apartment, sources said.
At some point the girl told her mother the suspect had touched her inappropriately, sources said.
The mother and father sent the child to therapy, sources said. During a talk with her therapist she revealed that she had been raped.
The therapist notified the NYPD and and the Child Abuse Squad launched an investigation.
Teitelbaum, who has no previous arrest record, was charged with rape, sex abuse and acting in a manner injurious to a child younger than 17.
He was awaiting arraignment Monday.