Two New York City Police Department cops were indicted on Friday for first-degree rape after being accused of forcing an 18-year-old woman into having sex while she was in their custody.
The incident occurred inside a police van following the woman's arrest for possession of marijuana and an anti-anxiety drug at Bath Beach in Brooklyn.
According to the young woman, Officers Eddie Martins and Richard Hall drove her to the parking lot of a Chipotle on Sept. 15 where they raped her and forced her to perform oral sex.
Both officers, who currently work as narcotics officers and maintain that the sex was consensual, are expected to turn themselves in, the New York Post reported Friday.
The charges were leveled days after the woman testified before a grand jury hearing. Martins and Hall have been suspended without pay and could each face a maximum of 25 years in prison if convicted.
Martins' criminal defense attorney Mark Bederow said he expects the "dynamic will change" when court proceedings begin.
"The allegations repeatedly and publicly by the plaintiff's lawyer will need to be supported by credible evidence and withstand scrutiny," Bederow told The Post.