Man gets record 132-year jail sentence for blackmailing teenager into having sex
A man has received a record 132-year jail sentence for blackmailing a 14-year-old girl into having sexual intercourse with him. The court has also sentenced two of the man’s friends, who faced the same accusation, to 39 and 52 years in jail respectively.
Upon hearing the court’s decision during the trial, which took place in the western province of Izmir, the suspect had a nervous breakdown and fainted in the courtroom.
The abuse was revealed when the girl filed a complaint about the incident in 2016.
The suspect and the 14-year-old allegedly met online in December 2015 and the suspect won her trust in a short time.
He then proceeded to blackmail her into having sexual intercourse with him by threatening to send intimate pictures of her to her family and other people, which led to the 14-year-old bowing to the man’s pressure out of fear.
Meanwhile, two of the suspect’s friends used the same method in May 2016 to engage in sexual activity with the girl, who was then 16-years-old.
Eventually, the girl reported the case to the police, which paved the way for the record jail sentence for the suspect.
The suspect admitted having sexual intercourse with the victim and said he thought she was older. However, he denied the other accusations about the incidents in 2016 and asked for his release.
Meanwhile, the other suspects also demanded to be released, with both denying the charges.
The prosecutor, however, asked for a total of 223 years in jail for the three suspects.