Turkish court reverses acquittal of suspects accused of raping man
The incident occurred in Aydın’s İncirliova district in February 2016. A man went to a ranch house with his two friends to mess around and drink alcohol.
The two friends allegedly raped their friend while he was unconscious from the influence of alcohol and recorded the rape.
They reportedly blackmailed him the footage and continued to rape him for a week.
The man filed a complaint about the suspects and the two were detained by police but were released after their testimonies despite the demand from the prosecutor’s office for their arrest.
However, the Court of Appeal reversed the decision of the suspects’ acquittal upon an objection by the victim’s lawyer.
The court ordered to arrest the suspects in the first hearing after the decision for the reversal. The prosecutor demanded between 13 to 31 years in jail for “sexual assault,” up to 36 years for “deprivation of liberty” and up to one year for “blackmail.”