Turkish court releases accused rapists on grounds that victim appeared older

December 2013
Journal of Turkish Weekly;12/16/2013, p11
Academic Journal
The article discusses the release of 7 of 10 men accused of raping two minors after a court in Ankara, Turkey concluded that one of the victims looked more mature than her actual age. Two minors, 12 year old A.U. and 14 year old C.Y. were allegedly raped by 10 men 13 times. The panel of judges that heard C.Y. during the trial observed the victim looked like a 17 or 18 year old girl who completed her puberty development.


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