Turkish court jails ‘minibus abuser’ in Istanbul
A man who was accused of sexually assaulting a mother in a minibus in Istanbul has been sentenced to five years in jail.
İbrahim Bozkurt, 35, was detained after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 32-year-old woman in a packed-up minibus in the Pendik district of Istanbul.
Bozkurt was apprehended by other passengers after the woman, who was traveling with her 10-year-old daughter, cried for help.
The Anadolu 60th Criminal Court of First Instance ruled on July 4 that Bozkurt committed the crime of sexual assault five times during the incident.
The judge declined to apply any reduction for the sentence, ruling for the maximum penalty possible in such crimes according to Turkish law.