The NYPD officer accused of trying to rape a 16-year-old girl on Staten Island told investigators that "she came on to me. She told me she was 17," according to a statement made to prosecutors. Officer Peter Ciollo, 29, was arraigned today on Staten Island, where he resides. According to the criminal complaint, which you can read in full below, there was not one but two 16-year-old girls involved, though he's alleged to have tried to rape only one of them.
Ciollo was off duty when he allegedly drove the two girls to a Staten Island mall at 1 a.m. on July 5th, where he bought booze, gave it to the girls, and then had the alleged victim drive them to an undisclosed location on Staten Island. He allegedly gave them more alcohol there, and then escorted one of the teens upstairs, showed her porn, and then suggested that they "act out the actions portrayed in these videos." And things proceeded from there, which you can read in the complaint below.
Police sources tell the Post that they later fell asleep, and "the victim said she remembers waking up to find that she was wearing the cops shorts before Ciollo’s wife came home and found the two in bed." Ciollo vigorously denies the allegations, and his lawyer told reporters today, "Peter denies the allegations, maintains his innocence, looks forward to his day in court... His wife supports him."
Ciollo's wife was in tears outside court today, the Staten Island Advance reports. Ciollo, who has been suspended from the NYPD, was released after posting $1,500 bail, and seen walking with the aid of crutch due to a knee injury reportedly sustained in the line of duty. He's charged with attempted rape, unlawfully dealing alcohol to a child, endangering the welfare of a child, and sexual abuse.