Woman sexually assaulted by five men after leaving Jamaica church: Cops

Police have three men in custody in connection to a group assault of a woman in Jamaica.
By Gina Martinez

Police were questioning three out of five suspects Thursday who allegedly assaulted and robbed a woman as she left a Jamaica Church.

According to police at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday the 50-year-old victim left Celestial Church near 150th Street and Jamaica Avenue when she was approached by two men who pulled out a gun and took her money, cell phone, debit cards and clothes. Police said three other male suspects then joined the two men and forced the victim to perform oral sex on them, then fled in an unknown direction.

The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition, police said.

Police said the five suspects, described as four black males and one Hispanic, were all in their 20s.

As of Thursday afternoon three people were in custody, police said. The investigation was still ongoing.

Reach Gina Martinez by e-mail at gmartinez@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4566.

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