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Only rapes by strangers are troubling,' NYPD captain sparks outrage

Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent

Published on: January 7, 2017 | Updated on: January 7, 2017

He was not particularly worried since none of those rapes were "total-abomination rapes where strangers are being dragged off the street."

Representational Image. (Photo: File)

Representational Image. (Photo: File)

New York: The New York police department has come under intensive criticism, after one of its officers reportedly said that rape was a problem only when committed by strangers. 

According to a report in local newspaper DNAinfo, Captain Peter Rose, who works in the New York precincts, said "If there's a true stranger rape, a random guy picks up a stranger off the street, those are the troubling ones. That person has, like, no moral standards."

Captain Rose reportedly also claimed that he was "not too worried" about the 62% rise in cases of rape in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, since only two of those rapes were committed by an assailant stranger to the victim.

"It's not a trend that we're too worried about because out of 13 [sex attacks], only two were true stranger rapes," he said, adding that in all other cases, the rapist knew the victim in some way, either through dating sites, or through workplace.

None of the latter category were ‘total-abomination rapes where strangers are being dragged off the street’, he said.

The comments have triggered outrage amongst the local population, with many demanding a public apology from the New York Police Department and the City Hall.

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