A 45-year-old man who allegedly attempted to rape an 11-year-old girl inside a car in the southern province of Adana on Aug. 14 has been arrested, daily Hürriyet reported today.
N.G., who had been kicked out of a bar for reportedly disturbing other customers, attempted to rape E.S., who was sleeping inside a car parked in front of the bar. The suspect was subsequently detained by police.
A customer, who had heard the girl’s cries, tried to prevent N.G. from conducting the sexual assault and rescued E.S. with the help of locals.
S.S., the 11-year-old girl’s mother, had come to the bar to collect money from a relative at around 3 a.m. on Aug. 14, when she left E.S. in the car sleeping, according to the newspaper.
A customer exiting the bar heard E.S. screaming and attempted to prevent N.G. from allegedly raping the girl. S.S. and locals arrived on the scene and attempted to lynch N.G.
The suspect was first treated for excessive alcohol consumption and then brought to court where he was arrested. The attempted rape was recorded by the bar’s surveillance camera before being uploaded online.