Vladimir Krull NYPD cop sentenced 3 years raping teen daughter of girlfriend: How a former police sergeant make a mockery of the law and society’s trust and faith in the police.
Vladimir Krull a 39 year old NYPD police officer has been sentenced to 3 years jail after raping and sexually assaulting this then girlfriend’s 13 year old daughter.
The New York City police sergeant had been facing up to 21 years jail after a jury found the 12 year veteran cop guilty on eight criminal convictions, including multiple counts of rape, sexual abuse, and committing a criminal sexual act along with a single count of endangering the welfare of a child on three incidents.
Those three incidents involved Krull and the daughter of a woman he dated for two years noted the nydailynews.
According to testimony, the victim told of Krull raping her on two occasions when she was 13, while also forcing her to perform oral sex on him that same year while they sat in a car outside her school.
Krull had just taken the girl to her father/daughter breakfast when he forced her to engage in the sexual act with him.
The victim had just lost her father the previous year, and the man’s passing was the reason Krull had been asked to accompany her to the event.
During court testimony, the victim said Krull began sexually assaulting her in September of 2013 when he kissed her on the mouth just a few weeks after she turned 13 and had started eighth grade. Soon after Krull raped the girl on at least two occasions.
Prosecutors then doubled that number after Krull’s arrest, stating that the fourth and final time Krull forced himself on his girlfriend’s child came exactly one year after that first kiss.
The victim, who is now 16, testified under oath that Krull, who was 37 at the time, first forced her into having sex with him in her mother’s apartment and later made her engage in intercourse while they were in his car.
Those two rapes occurred sometime between November of 2013 and February of the following year. A third incident took place in June 2014 during which time the victim told of Krull forcing her to give him oral sex in his car.
The prosecution had also stated that Krull had engaged in sexually explicit conversations with the victim up until just days before his arrest in February of 2015.
‘I used to feel like I had endless options,’ told the victim during testimony. ‘Now I feel limited.’
The cop’s eventual arrest came after the victim’s mother went into his work and told officers at the Midtown North Precinct that Krull had raped her daughter multiple times reported the dailymail.
The jury deliberated for five days after sitting through four weeks of arguments and testimony in the case, with the Bronx District Attorney’s Office pushing for Krull to receive a 15-year sentence upon the man’s guilty rendering.
Offered Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark at the time of Krull’s guilty verdict:
‘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.’
In the end, Krull was given a three-year sentence for each of the three major charges.
He will also be able to serve those three sentences concurrently, thus commuting a nine-year sentence by two-thirds in the case.
As part of his punishment, Krull will also have to register as a sex offender and will be supervised and monitored for a five-year period after his release.
Krull’s lawyer, Roger Blank, while having accepting the jury’s guilty verdict, had held that there wasn’t enough forensic evidence to convict his client.
Offered the lawyer, ‘There’s absolutely no evidence, no DNA evidence, nothing to support these allegations except her word,’
‘Our belief…is the mother put the child up to it, to retaliate, because he was breaking off the relationship.’
During the course of the former police officer’s trial, the attorney lauded Krull’s many years of service, spending 12-years in the force starting with posts at the 46th Precinct in the Bronx and the 108th Precinct in Queens before moving to the Midtown North Precinct in Manhattan.
Yet perhaps what the case of NYPD sergeant Vladimir Krull more beguiling was the police department having publicly lauded the cop just two months prior to allegations coming to the fore.
Read a twitter post at the time, heaping praise on the man who’d stopped a bank robbery: ‘Great arrest by Officers Joaquin Navarro and Mike Ball and Sgt Vladimir Krull catching a bank robber in the act on Madison Avenue today’.
Of question is if police had ever known what one of their own had been up to over the course of that year and if so why they had kept the man’s violent indiscretions a secret, never mind a sentencing that effectively spits in the eye of his victim and the public’s faith of the NYPD.
Great arrest by Officers Joaquin Navarro and Mike Ball and Sgt Vladimir Krull catching a bank robber in the act on Madison Avenue today.
— NYPD Midtown North (@NYPDMTN) December 9, 2014