De Blasio: 'Disgusted' over park sexual assault

Posted at 5:16 PM, Jan 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-10 17:16:32-05

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he is "disgusted and deeply saddened" by accusations of a group sexual assault on an 18-year-old woman in a Brooklyn park and says every possible step will be taken to find the suspects.

Authorities say the woman was accosted just after 9 p.m. Thursday as she and her father walked inside Osborn Playground in Brooklyn.

Police say there were five men, and one pointed a gun at the father and told him to leave.

Authorities say each man raped the woman. The father returned with two police officers, but the attackers fled.

The woman was treated at Kings County Hospital and released.

Police have released surveillance video that they say shows the men in a bodega before the rape.

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