Charges: Girl Imprisoned, Assaulted at Brooklyn Park Home
A 14-year-old girl is safe after police say she was held against her will inside a Brooklyn Park home. Two men are charged with false imprisonment, another with criminal sexual conduct.
The incident happened early Saturday morning at a home in the 3400 block of 74th Circle North and involved a lengthy police standoff.
The girl was able to text her aunt saying the people holding her had a gun, police said. Police then figured out where the text came from and responded. However, when police arrived, the people inside wouldn’t cooperate. Authorities then obtained a warrant, allowing a SWAT team to enter, who arrested three men and found the girl in a basement bedroom.
Charged in the crime are Nahshon Ellington, 24 of Minneapolis; Lamont Green Jr., 22, of Brooklyn Park; and Green’s younger brother, Daeton Green, 18 of Minneapolis.
Ellington and Daeton Green are both charged with two counts of false imprisonment, while Lamont Green Jr. is charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct.
Brooklyn Police Deputy Chief Mark Bruley says the girl was a runaway and the investigation continues.
“We’re looking at a plethora of different angles of what went on during this standoff, and why they wouldn’t release the 14-year-old,” said Bruley.
The criminal complaint says the victim only knew a man known as “YZ,” later identified as Ellington when she arrived at the house Friday night. The girl later tried to leave the house that night by climbing out of a window, but Ellington slapped her in the face and prevented her from leaving, the complaint said.
After police arrived, the victim again tried to leave, but the complaint says Daeton Green prevented her from leaving the house. Green’s older, Lamont Green Jr., who’s accused of sexually assaulting the victim, allegedly made numerous statements about being “cartel” and killing people, and punched the victim in her chest when hearing a police siren outside the house, the complaint said.