JAMAICA, Queens — A 50-year-old Brooklyn woman was sexually assaulted by three men as she walked home from church Tuesday night, police said.
Pastor Kehinde Oyetunde said she's a born-again Christian who had just attended a three hour service at the Celestial Church of Christ on Liberty Avenue.
"She's a God-fearing woman who didn't deserve this," Pastor Oyetunde said.
She was approached from behind on Beaver Road by two men just before midnight, an NYPD spokesperson said. One of the men threatened her with a gun and demanded money.
The men took her cellphone, MetroCard, headphones and $6, but then the situation got much worse, police said. The men removed the woman's clothing.
Three more men had approached while all of this was happening, an NYPD official said. The group of men forced the woman to perform oral sex on three of the five men. The men later ran away. No arrests have been made.
The woman went back to her pastor for help.
"I called 911 for police to come," Pastor Oyetunde said. "She bruises on her face. It was red."
He took the half-naked victim to Elmhurst General Hospital where she was treated for her injuries, including bruises to her face.
Pastor Oyetunde says church members are praying for her full recovery.
They are also praying for the arrest of these five men who attacked their church member.
"They better turn themselves in," Pastor Oyetunde said. "If the lord gets them, it'll be worse."
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