Defendant Found Guilty of Abusing Girlfriend’s Daughter Three Times
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a New York City Police Department sergeant has been convicted by a jury of raping and sexually abusing a 13-year old girl, who was his then-girlfriend’s daughter.
District Attorney Clark said “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.”
District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Vladimir Krull, 39, a NYPD Sergeant in the Midtown North Precinct in Manhattan, was convicted today after a four-week trial before Acting Bronx Supreme Court Justice Lester B. Adler. After five days of deliberations, a jury found Krull guilty of two counts of second-degree Rape, two counts of second-degree Criminal Sexual Act, three counts of second-degree Sexual Abuse and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child involving three incidents. He faces up to 7 years in prison for each incident when he is sentenced on March 6, 2017.
According to trial testimony, Krull was involved with the victim’s mother for two years. His abuse of the teen started in September 2013, when he kissed her on the mouth. The abuse escalated and the defendant was found guilty of having sexual intercourse with her on two separate occasions, once at her residence and another time in his vehicle. The jury also found him guilty of a third incident, in June 2014, when he directed the teen to perform oral sex on him in his vehicle after a Father/Daughter breakfast for her eighth grade class.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Astrid Borgstedt, Trial Counsel with the Child Abuse/ Sex Crimes Bureau and Nancy Strohmeyer of the Public Integrity Bureau, under the supervision of Joseph Muroff, Chief of the Special Victims Division. District Attorney Clark thanked Ana Pimentel of the Crime Victims Assistance Unit, Amy Pumo of the Center for Court Innovation and the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau.