Protect and serve?
For the third time in 2015, a New York Police Department officer has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of rape and sexual assault in separate incidents with different teenage girls across the city.
On Wednesday, Officer Joel Doseau, age 43, was charged with over 40 counts related to the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl he lured from the internet.
The alleged perv cop wooed the underage teen online, and lied to her about being more than twice her age, telling her he was younger than the 37 years he really was, sources said.
The girl believed him, according to the sources, and sent the police veteran nude photographs of herself.
Talk, chats and secret picture posting soon turned into sex, which began some time in the summer of 2008.
In March, 38-year-old NYPD officer Vladimir Sosa was charged with the rape of a 16-year-old girl he took advantage of
from the church he also pastored in the Bronx.
An NYPD officer has been arrested on rape and other charges in a series of sexual assaults on a 16-year-old girl from the church where he was also a pastor, police say.
Officer Vladimir Sosa, 38, who works out of the 46th Precinct in the Bronx, was arrested in the 43rd Precinct Tuesday morning, police said.
In February, an NYPD sergeant, Vladimir Krull, was arrested for raping a 13-year-old girl
Vladimir Krull, 37, was charged two counts of rape, two counts of criminal sex act, two counts of sexual misconduct, forcible touching, endangering the welfare of a child, and sex abuse, according to CBS New York. The victim—who authorities say is younger than 17—is reportedly the daughter of a woman Krull knows. NBC New York reports that police believe the abuse has been ongoing for some time.
It's incredibly disturbing that the very people hired to serve and protect us are preying on young girls and committing such atrocities against them. If these men would so wantonly violate vulnerable girls, how can we trust that they ever truly upheld the law in other ways?
Furthermore, can we finally accept the reality that police officers are fully willing and capable of committing every single crime that the people they claim to police commit?