A bus assistant allegedly conducted a sexual assault a female passenger while she was sleeping on an intercity vehicle heading to Istanbul from the Aegean province of Muğla early on May 24.
The assistant, identified only as G., allegedly started masturbating near the passenger, C.D., with his sperm falling on the latter.
The incident, which caused an uproar on social media, occurred as the passenger was heading to Istanbul to visit her friend, identified as Kerem G.
“She was sleeping at the time of the incident. The seat next to her was empty, but there were people sitting in front and behind her. Half of the bus was full,” said Kerem G., while adding that she screamed after realizing what happened.
“The sperm hit my friend and the seat she was sitting on. A female lawyer who was on the same bus helped my friend and they notified the gendarmerie,” he added.
The gendarmerie team then reportedly made investigations and collected evidence from the scene while detaining the assistant.
“She couldn’t clean herself up in order to give the gendarmerie the evidence,” Kerem G. said.
Meanwhile, a member of the board of directors of the bus company said they would punish the assistant if the reports were proved true.
“I hope that something like this didn’t happen. The necessary criminal investigation will be made. I’m not saying that he didn’t do it. If such an incident took place then both the judiciary and we will punish him,” he told daily Hürriyet.
The assistant was released after his testimony was taken, according to sources from the bus company.