Policeman who raped 13-year-old jailed for three years

Adam Boult
Vladimir Krull will serve several sentences concurrently. 

A former New York police officer will serve three years in prison for the rape and sexual abuse of his girlfriend's 13-year-old daughter.

Vladmir Krull, 39, who was found guilty of eight charges in January: two counts of rape, two of committing a criminal sexual act, three counts of sexual abuse and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

He was sentenced to four three-year sentences and four one-year sentences, with the presiding judge ruling the sentences should be served concurrently. Krull will thus be eligible for release in 2020.

Following Krull's conviction in January, Bronx District Attorney Darcel 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.”

The victim told the court Krull had taken advantage of her at a time when she was particularly vulnerable, as her father had died just a year earlier.

She described how Krull had raped her on two occasions when she was 13. On a separate occasion, shortly after Krull had taken the girl to a "father/daughter breakfast," he had forced her to perform oral sex on him in a car outside her school. 

“The abuse has also been hard on my relationship with my mom,” she added. “I still struggle with the feeling that I betrayed her, and I feel guilty sometimes.”

Judge Lester B. Adler, presiding, told the defendant: “Mr. Krull, what in the world were you thinking? Even if these acts were consensual, they can only be the product of a demented mind.”

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