Man gets 14 years in jail for assaulting college girl in Istanbul
Ayşegül Usta – ISTANBULA man was sentenced to 14 years in prison for attempting to sexual assault a college girl and wounding her in the process at Istanbul’s Boğaziçi University.
The Istanbul 3rd Court of Serious Crimes found Yasin Polat guilty of wounding a female student with a razor blade and attempting to rape her in August 2015 after he broke into a girls’ dormitory on Boğaziçi University’s campus through a fire escape.
“I asked for the girls who prostitute and then [they] showed me the dorm, but I forgot the room number,” said Polat in his plea. The court did not reduce Polat’s sentence taking into consideration his behavior after the crime and during his trial. The verdict also sentenced Polat to an additional 10 months in prison over theft.
After the incident, police had launched an investigation and detained three suspects including Polat. The perpetrator and another suspect, identified only by the initials Ş.P., were sent to court after their questioning, as the third suspect, identified as B.A., was released.