It was a developing nightmare: After year upon year of sexually abusing a young Flatbush girl, the alleged criminal was given a gun and badge and told to catch criminals.
That, in a nutshell, was the conundrum that unfolded in Flatbush last week when a cop was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing his niece while the two lived in the same Glenwood Road apartment building.
Officials said that Internal Affairs investigators arrested Mackenson Jacques, 29, last Thursday, Feb. 11, charging him with multiple counts of sexual abuse, rape, coercive sexual conduct, sexual conduct against a child, sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child.
The attacks allegedly took place between June 2005 and last July. Jacques started forcing himself on the girl when she was 10, police alleged. At the time both lived at the Glenwood Road apartment between Bedford Avenue and East 24th Street.
During that time, Jacques applied to the NYPD and accepted. When he was taken into custody, Jacques had been a cop for two years and was assigned to patrol borough housing complexes, officials said.
No one apparently knew about his alleged crimes until his niece, now 15, finally came forward and filed charges.
Jacques, who continues to claim his innocence, was arraigned on Friday. A judge set a $200,000 bail.
He’s due back in court to respond to the charges of February 23.