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NYPD Police sergeant convicted of twice raping girlfriend’s daughter, sentenced to only 3 years

March 14, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
NYPD Police sergeant convicted of twice raping girlfriend’s daughter, sentenced to only 3 years

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An NYPD police sergeant, who was found guilty of the rape and sexual assault of his girlfriend’s daughter on multiple occasions, has been sentenced to only three years behind bars.

Vladimir Krull, 39, was facing 21 years in prison after a jury convicted him guilty on multiple counts of sexual abuse, rape, committing a criminal sexual act, along with one count of endangering the welfare of a child on three occasions.

Those three events involved Krull and the daughter of a woman whom he was dating for two years.

In both the original police report and her testimony at trial, the young victim talked about how Krull raped her on two occasions when she was 13-years-old, while he also forced her to perform oral sex on him while they sat in a car outside her school.

The 39-year-old was facing up to 21 years in prison for rape of a minor (mugshot above from February 2015)

Krull just took the girl to a father/daughter breakfast when he forced her to engage in the sexual act.

The victim had just lost her father the year before, and his passing was the reason Krull had been asked to bring her to the breakfast.

The victim testified that Krull started to sexually assault her in September 2013 when he kissed her just a few weeks after she started eighth grade.

The girl was raped on at least two occasions, the Daily Mail reported.

Prosecutors then doubled that number after Krull was arrested, alleging that the fourth and final time the civil servant forced himself on the child occurred one year after that first kiss.

The victim, who is now 16-years-old, testified that the suspect, who was 37 at the time, first made her have sex with him in her mother’s apartment and later made her engage in intercourse.

Those two assaults took place between November of 2013 and February 2014.

The third incident took place in June 2014.

Krull was found guilty of charges relating to an incident when he forced the eighth-grade student to give him oral sex outside her school (above on Monday with lawyer Roger Blank)

The prosecution also argued that the NYPD police sergeant had engaged in sexually explicit conversations with the victim up until just days before he was arrested in February 2015.

He was taken in after the victim’s mother went into his job and told police at the Midtown North Precinct that Krull had raped her daughter.

It was also the mother who reported the history of inappropriate conversations between the two, saying that the most recent one had transpired just a few days prior.

The jury considered for five days after sitting through four weeks of testimony in the case, and after issuing their verdict, prosecutors with the Bronx District Attorney’s Office pushed for a 15-year prison sentence.

In the end, however, the former NYPD sergeant was given three years for each of the major charges.

Krull will also be required to register as a sex offender and will be supervised and monitored for a five-year period after he is released.

Roger Blank, who is Krull’s attorney in the case, seemed satisfied with the decision in court on Monday.

He had previously argued that although he accepted the jury’s decision, but he did not believe there was enough forensic evidence in the case to convict Krull.

Blank and the defense team also emphasized Krull’s years of service, spending 12-years on the force.

He was suspended from his post without pay immediately after he was arrested, and within days it was announced that he had been fired after an investigation was launched by the internal affairs bureau.

Only two months before, Krull had been publicly praised by the precinct, who tweeted a message congratulating him for stopping 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 Ave today,” the tweet stated.

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark stated that he believed Krull’s fate would send a clear message to adults trying to take advantage of kids.

“The defendant horrifically abused the trust of this family and engaged in sexual acts with a child. He now faces prison for his depravity, and I hope his conviction reinforces the message that we do not stop until we get justice for the most vulnerable victims,” the DA stated.

However, he did not release a statement after the verdict was revealed on Monday by Acting Bronx Supreme Court Justice Lester B. Adler.

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