It is a much shorter sentence than we would typically see for a non-cop, but at least the court showed us that raping a child can still land a cop in jail.
An NYPD sergeant convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl on 3 separate occasions, was only given a 3 year prison sentence. The girl was also the daughter of the sergeant’s girlfriend at the time, reported CBS News.
Vladimir Krull had been with the NYPD for over 12 years, but he was fired after this incident. He was also a marine veteran, having served in Iraq during the Gulf war. According to prosecutors, the abuse began in September 2013, when Krull kissed the girl on the mouth. Things escalated after that.
He was found guilty for having had sex with the girl in her home and two incidents in his car. Krull forced the girl to perform oral sex on him after he took her to a father-daughter breakfast event for her eighth grade class.
Krull’s lawyer condemned the conviction back in January, saying that despite the girl’s reports of abuse, there is no physical evidence linking him to the crime. According to Attorney Roger Blank, the girl’s testimony was false when she stated that the defendant had a heart tattoo that he does not have.
He was convinced on multiple charges including second degree rape, second degree criminal sexual conduct, sexual abuse and child endangerment. For the severity of the crimes, the only explanation of the three year sentence, which equates to a year for each act of abuse, is that Krull was a cop.
Bronx DA Darcel Clark didn’t comment on the light sentence, instead focusing on the fact that Krull will be off the streets.
“The defendant horrifically abused the trust of this family and engaged in sexual acts with a child. He now faces prison time for his depravity, and I hope his conviction reinforces the message that we do not stop until we get justice for the most vulnerable of victims.” After three years of incarceration, Krull faces five years of probation and will have to register as a sex offender.
(Article By James Carter)