Young Girl Imprisoned, Tortured In Brooklyn Basement

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Two men are under arrest after kidnapping, torturing and raping a 14-year-old girl who was held prisoner in a Brooklyn basement for two weeks, police say.

Anthony King and Kevin Evans, both 24, picked up the girl and her female friend on April 27, and the four drove to New Jersey to allegedly use heroin. The girls willingly accompanied the two men, but when it was time to return to Brooklyn the girl was not allowed to go home.

King and Evans released the friend, but, according to the Assistant District Attorney, they refused to let the young girl leave the car, and instead took her to a home on President St. in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where they handcuffed her to a chair.

During the next two weeks the girl was injected with drugs, scalded with boiling water, raped and beaten repeatedly.

The girl reportedly returned to consciousness Tuesday to find that her attackers had left, and fled the house. After telling her mother what had happened, the two went to the police where the girl was able to identify King and Evans in a photo lineup.

Police say the girl's absence wasn't immediately alarming because she has a history of being a runaway, drug user and a prostitute.

King and Evans were arraigned Friday and charged with rape against a physically helpless person and unlawful imprisonment and may spend up to 25 years in prison. They are currently being held at Riker's Island, and both Evans and King claim that their arrests were a case of mistaken identity.

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