Police have arrested three of the four men suspected of sexually assaulting a woman as she left her Queens church, cops said Thursday.
Brandon Walker, 20, Justin Williams, 17, and Julisses Ginel, 19, were charged early Friday in the sickening attack on Liberty Ave., near 150th St., in Jamaica.
The last suspect, a 20-year-old man, was still being sought.
“This is very good news. Praise God! I am very happy that they are arrested,” said Pastor Kehinde Oyetunde of Celestial Church of Christ.
The victim, 50, was leaving the church about 11 p.m. Tuesday when the four creeps grabbed her, cops said.
“This is the devil’s work,” Oyetunde said. “They need to be in prison and get the counseling they need to turn their lives around.”
When reached Thursday, the victim, a Liberian immigrant, declined to comment.
The suspects all live in the same group home on 53 South Rd. in Jamaica, police said.
Cops recovered two imitation pistols from their rooms, and believe one was used during the robbery, sources said.
The trio was charged late Thursday evening.
The woman told police that after the suspects pulled a gun on her, she gave them everything she had — her cell phone, MetroCard and a little cash, but they clearly wanted more.
“They tell me, ‘You don’t have money, so take off your clothes!’” the victim told The News in an exclusive interview. “I said, ‘What? In the middle of the street?’”
Walker, Williams, Ginel and their accomplice, took the woman behind a parked garbage truck and forced her to perform oral sex on them, police said.
“They said, ‘If you don’t do that, I’ll shoot you,’” the victim recounted. “So I did what I had to do.”
She first tried to scare the fiends away by claiming to be HIV-positive — even though she is not — but the threat of infection didn’t scare the attackers.
One of them ran off, then returned a few minutes later with a condom, the stunned woman told police.
“You’re a stupid African woman,” one of the men said as he slapped her.
Once the suspects ran off, the half-naked woman raced back to the church and told Oyetunde what happened.
Cops recovered at least one condom behind a garbage truck and were processing it for DNA, police sources said.
The victim’s sweater was also under scrutiny for potential evidence.
The woman was taken to Queens Hospital Center for observation and released a few hours later.
“I’m shaken,” the married mother of two said. “I’m trying to get over it, but it’s not easy.”
Cops identified the suspects through surveillance video near the scene and picked them up at their group home.
They are charged with criminal sex act, robbery, sex abuse and weapons possession.
Dozens turned out Thursday night for a vigil outside the church that led to a group prayer at the scene of the crime.
“It’s sad that this could happen to one of us here,” said fellow congregant Bose Oyetunde, who said female church members are afraid to attend services.
“I was coming from work this afternoon,” she said. “I was walking right here. I was shedding tears, I’m still scared.”
SOURCE: ROCCO PARASCANDOLA and THOMAS TRACY
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