Convicted sex offender raped 14-year-old girl in Rugby alleyway - The Rugby Observer

Convicted sex offender raped 14-year-old girl in Rugby alleyway

Rugby Editorial 22nd Aug, 2019 Updated: 27th Aug, 2019   0

A SEX offender has admitted raping and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl after pouncing on her in a Rugby alleyway.

With his distraught parents sitting in the public gallery at Warwick Crown Court, Mujdat Altuntas pleaded guilty to raping the teenager on July 17.

Altuntas, 28, of Edmund Road, Coventry, also pleaded guilty to a further sexual assault charge during the same incident.

The charges follow his attack on the girl in an alleyway off Overslade Lane in Rugby at around 7.45pm on July 17 when he grabbed her, sexually assaulted her and raped her.

After Altuntas had entered his pleas, prosecutor Graham Russell said the case was not ready for him to be sentenced because there was no impact statement from the young victim, ‘and there ought to be one.’

Judge Sarah Buckingham agreed, and, referring to the fact that Altuntas had a conviction for sexual assault in 2010, added: “There should be an assessment of dangerousness as well.”

She adjourned the case until late September for both documents to be prepared, and remanded Altuntas in custody.

Judge Buckingham told him: “These, you must understand, are extremely serious offences.

“The court will now wish to assess the danger you pose to other young girls and to the public in general.”

Speaking after the trial, Det Insp Cindy Stephenson from Rugby CID said: “This was a cowardly and violent attack on a young girl.

“Officers quickly identified Altuntas as the offender and traced him to Bedfordshire where he was arrested.

“The victim has shown immense bravery in reporting the attack and supporting the investigation.

“The overwhelming evidence against Altuntas led to him entering a guilty plea and we’re pleased the victim will not have to endure a trial.”


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