'Warped' sex offender jailed for rape of girl, 14 - The Rugby Observer

'Warped' sex offender jailed for rape of girl, 14

Rugby Editorial 14th Oct, 2019   0

A ‘WARPED’ sex offender raped and sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl after pulling her into an alleyway near the Rugby takeaway where he worked.

After hearing about his previous conviction for a similar offence, a judge at Warwick Crown Court ruled that Mujdat Altuntas poses a danger to young teenage girls.

Altuntas, 28, of Edmund Road, Coventry, was given an extended sentence totalling nine years after pleading guilty to charges of rape and sexual assault.

He will have to serve at least two-thirds of a custodial term of five years and three months – but will only be released before serving the whole sentence if the Parole Board considers it is safe to do so.




Altuntas will then be on licence for the rest of the term and for an additional three years and nine months, during which time he can be recalled to prison if his behaviour gives any cause for concern.

Prosecutor Graham Russell said that on July 17 Altuntas, on his way to a takeaway in the Overslade area where he was working, approached the 14-year-old girl in the street.


She tried to walk away, but he pulled her into an alleyway where he pushed her against a gate and, after looking to see no-one was nearby, sexually assaulted her.

When a car pulled up, he stopped and lit a cigarette as a woman got out and walked down the alleyway.

After she passed, Altuntas pushed the girl against the gate and raped her.

The girl was then picked up by her parents, and in a flood of tears she revealed what had happened.

The police were contacted, and Altuntas was arrested three days later.

He claimed he had exchanged flirtatious messages with the girl, who he said had told him she was 18 or 19, but said there had only been minimal physical contact between them.

In a statement the girl has said she struggles to sleep, suffers nightmares, and even finds talking to a counsellor upsetting, said Mr Russell.

He pointed out that in 2010 Altuntas had been sentenced to 32 weeks detention for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl.

Amy Jackson, defending, conceded the only mitigation was Altuntas’s guilty plea at an early stage.

“He accepts that, whatever his view at the time about what was and was not her desire, this was not consensual and never was.”

Judge Anthony Potter said: “In both cases he has targeted a relatively young girl and he has taken no regard of any resistance, and both did resist.

“It is thoroughly warped thinking that his approach to them and what he did is acceptable. That is very concerning.”

And he told Altuntas: “You continued (your assault), notwithstanding the fact that she was resisting you, and with other people in the vicinity. The effect on her has been profound.

“I am satisfied you present a significant risk of serious harm to young women of the ages between 14 and 16 by further offences.”

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