3G link used to identify Turkish mugger via call from Bulgaria
ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
AA photoA Bulgarian rally champion who fell victim to sexual harassment and robbery in Istanbul identified her assailant via a video call today after she returned home.
Ekatarine S. was visiting her boyfriend, also a rally driver, in Istanbul when she was allegedly sexually harassed and robbed at knifepoint on Aug. 12.
Ekaterine S. said she was staying in her boyfriend's apartment in Istanbul's Sarıyer district and was left alone when her partner went outside to run errands. "The door rang after a short while after my boyfriend left and I did not open the door after seeing a stranger standing outside the door when I looked thorugh the pinhole," she said.
The Bulgarian rally champion was attacked right outside the door when she left home half an hour later. A man allegedly put a knife to Ekaterine S.'s throat and sexually harassed her. The assailant left after robbing Ekaterine S. of nearly 2,000 Turkish Liras she was carrying.
Police started to sift through known suspects after the crime was reported in order to find someone who fit the attacker's profile. Ekaterine S. returned to Bulgaria as the investigation continued.
The police, meanwhile, detained 27-year-old Murat Cam as a suspect and Ekaterine S. was asked to identify him via a video call. Cam was arrested and put in prison after Ekaterine S. identified him as his attacker. Cam, however, has denied the accusations.