LONG ISLAND, NY – Suffolk County Police have arrested three men for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old female in Brentwood on Friday evening.
Three men approached a male who was accompanied with a 16-year-old girl near a Brentwood school on May 29 at approximately 6 p.m. and robbed the two of them. After robbing the two individuals, the three suspects then took the girl to the Brentwood County Club Course, located at 100 Pennsylvania Ave., Brentwood, where they sexually assaulted her in a wooded area where she was later found laying naked on the golf course by golfers.
Third Squad detectives arrested:
· Jose Cornejo, 17, of Brentwood, who was charged with Rape 1st, Criminal Sex Act 1st Degree, Sex Abuse 1st Degree and Robbery 2nd Degree
· Bryan Larios, 18, of Brentwood, who was charged with Rape 1st, Criminal Sex Act 1st Degree and Robbery 2nd Degree
· Joel Escobar, 17, of Brentwood, who was charged with Rape 1st, Criminal Sex Act 1st and Robbery 2nd Degree
All three men are being held in the Suffolk County Correctional Facility without bail.
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