The Celestial Church of Christ at 150-09 Liberty Ave in Jamaica Avenue, where a mother of two was robbed and brutally beaten and gang raped this past Wednesday (7.12.17) is located in a most shitty area of Jamaica (many areas in Jamaica are shitty), that even though it is many blocks west of York College, it nothing but crappy auto body shop, junk yards, auto parts crap and other businesses like that with a spattering of a chicken shack, liquor store, a pizza place and shitty Days Inn & Suite at the corner of Liberty and Tuckerton St, which that area is a mess of auto body shops, etc right next to it this hotel. The whole area has a MAD MAX feel to it. To give you an idea of the area, which I biked to the other day (with all the pollutants from all those auto places, I should get a blood test), here is a review of that crappy hotel in a very desolate area, where the reviewer talked about the area:
From The Daily News:
“Usually we have more than 200 members join us for Sunday Mass,” the pastor, Kehinde Oyetunde, told the Daily News. “People are afraid.”
The 50-year-old victim, a born-again Christian, was just a half-block from the Jamaica church around 11 p.m. on Tuesday when four assailants set upon her, placing a fake gun to her head, according to police.
After robbing her, the young men forced her to perform sex acts behind a parked garbage truck, police said.
Three of the four suspects in the Liberty Ave. attack have been arrested. Cops are looking for the fourth.
“We are very happy because of the arrests,” Oyetunde said. “We will pray for those kids. We will have justice.”
The victim, who recounted the brutal attack to The News last week, did not attend the Sunday service.
“She’s scared. She’s not doing well,” Oyetunde said. “She needs help. She needs prayers.”
Dr. Matthew Ademola, a visiting pastor, gave a sermon during the outside prayer service, encouraging the few members who attended to remain strong and to trust in God.
“Don’t worry about those who violated that woman,” he said. “They have been arrested. God will offer their punishment. Hold on to the cross. We are going to stick together. This is a moment of trial.”
Other congregants said they would feel more at ease if police increased patrols and if the streets surrounding the church had better lighting.
“Regardless of what the devil has in mind, we will not stop coming,” said church member Corina Quow, 46, who has a 1-year-old. “I’m very skeptical now because I walk here with my son in the night. I’ve very scared.”
Suspects Brandon Walker, 20; Julisses Ginel, 19; and Justin Williams, 17, were busted Thursday after a staffer at the Queens group home where they lived overheard them talking about the attack.
The victim told The News that the suspects punched her and threatened to kill her.
“They said, ‘if you don’t do that, I’ll shoot you,’” she said. “So I did what I had to do.”
Williams, in a jailhouse interview on Saturday, said he’s mentally prepared to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
“I’m not getting out,” he said.
Church officials said they plan to start a GoFundMe page to raise money for the victim.
“We thank God that she wasn’t killed,” said Bosede Oyetunde, the church’s Mother Celestial. “At this time we are begging the public to come to our assistance. We need assistance for the lady involved and for the church.”