A teenage boy raped a 14-year-old girl inside a Brooklyn shelter, police said Thursday.
Malik Belk, 16, allegedly grabbed the victim from behind, pulled her pants down and raped her inside the Flatlands Family Residence on Ave. D. near Linden Blvd. about 3 p.m. Wednesday, cops said.
Belk was arrested that night for rape and sexual misconduct. He has been arrested four prior times, including once for stealing a car and once for snatching a woman’s cell phone in the subway, sources said.
The NYPD in January announced it will oversee the security force responsible for safety in the city’s troubled shelter system.
The more than 700 peace officers assigned to the Department of Homeless Services have been trained by the NYPD to do a better job keeping weapons out of shelters, defusing tense encounters, dealing with the mentally ill and preventing domestic violence.
But the union for those peace officers has argued they should be armed — and that DHS needs to hire more officers.