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Vladimir Krull mugshot

WHY? NYPD sergeant convicted of raping girl, forcing himself on her at father-daughter dance, gets just 3 YEARS

by Jody Jameson, Contributor

A former NYPD sergeant who was on the force for 12 years was sentenced Monday to only three years in prison – one year for each time he sexually abused his ex-girlfriend’s teen daughter.

Lester B. Adler, the acting Bronx Supreme Court justice, gave Vladimir Krull three years in prison which he is to serve consecutively, according to The New York Times.

Krull was convicted of eight criminal counts in January – two counts of rape, two counts of committing a criminal sexual act, three counts of sexual abuse and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

The counts spanned across three separate incidents, including two instances of sexual intercourse. Once in the victim’s home and the second in Krull’s vehicle. The third incident happened when Krull demanded oral sex from the girl in his vehicle after he took her to a father-daughter breakfast at her school during her eighth-grade year.

The girl was 13 years old in September of 2013 when the former sergeant first kissed her on the lips. Krull looked down at the table during sentencing while his ex-girlfriend and the now 16-year-old made their emotional statements to the court. The girl talked about the effect the abuse had on her.

“I used to feel like I had endless options. Now I feel limited.”

Darcel A. Clark, the Bronx district attorney, asked for more prison time than what the judge ordered. In a statement that was made following the January conviction, Clark expressed how important this conviction is.

“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.”

Astrid Borgstedt, the assistant district attorney, said on Monday that Krull should have received three five-year sentence.

Judge Adler berated Krull, who “still maintains innocence in this matter,” for the choices he made.

“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.”

The teen tearfully explained that the abuse caused a rift between her and her mother, who said that she lost any trust she had in herself.

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

[Feature Photo: Bronx District Attorney’s Office]

Jody Jameson is up-and-coming journalist who's been featured in national news publications for her in-depth crime stories coverage. Her passion lies within helping women and children, in hopes of bringing awareness to abuse, exploitation, and rights violations. In her personal time, Jody has done summer volunteer work at The Boys and Girls Club, and worked as a peer assistant for PALS, a program that assists underprivileged kids. During her time in sorority, Kappa Kappa Gama, Jody volunteered in the Reading is Fundamental (RIF) program, which raises money to supply books to children in need.