Indictment seeks 13 years in jail for sexual assault on Metro Tourism bus

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An indictment prepared by Gebze Public Prosecutor Serkan Noğay seeks 13 years in jail for a steward of Metro Tourism, who perpetrated a sexual assault on an intercity bus late on May.

Turkish media reports said on Saturday that the prosecutor demanded 12 years in jail for “sexual assault” and a year for “indecent action.”

The steward had initially refused the claims of sexual assault, was detained and released immediately after questioning.

The release of the perpetrator had caused an uproar in social media. Gebze Public Prosecutor’s Office, which leads the investigation on the assault, also objected to the release. The perpetrator was detained again and referred to Gebze 2nd Criminal Court of Peace. This time, confessing to his crime, the steward was arrested.

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