NEW YORK – The latest on the arrests of five teenagers accused of raping a young woman in a New York City playground:
The last of five teenage boys accused of raping a young woman at a New York City playground is being held on $2,500 bail.
Travis Beckford was arraigned Wednesday on rape, criminal sex act, sexual abuse and other charges. The 17-year-old's lawyer has denied the charges against him.
Authorities say the woman was accosted Jan. 7 as she and her father walked inside the Brooklyn playground. They say each boy raped the 18-year-old woman.
Police are looking for video evidence on three cellphones seized from the boys.
Defense lawyers say at least one of the boys shot video of the partially undressed woman smiling and laughing during the encounter.
New York City police say they're looking for video evidence on three cellphones seized from teen boys suspected in the gang rape of an 18-year-old woman.
A police spokesman said Wednesday investigators obtained search warrants for the phones, but he had no information about their content.
The search comes after defense attorneys revealed the existence of a video clip they say shows a partially undressed woman smiling and laughing during her nighttime encounter with five teens in a public park.
Police say the woman was sexually assaulted.
The cellphone evidence could further muddy a case that's already full of conflicting accounts and other complications.
The last of the five to be arrested was scheduled for arraignment Wednesday.
The defense lawyers deny the charges.