Turkey: ‘How could I stop him raping me?’ 15-year-old girl asks judge

A 15-year-old girl from central Turkey, who was allegedly raped by eight teenagers three years ago, has sent a letter to the judge who acquitted all suspects on the grounds that she had “given consent,” according to media reports on March 16.

“I was only 15 years old and I weighed 38 kg. I did not have enough force to resist him,” the girl, identified only by the initials Z.C., wrote in a letter to the judge in the Central Anatolian province of Karaman, according to daily Akşam.

On March 13, the court acquitted all eight suspects, aged between 15 and 17, stating that the sexual relations were based on consent. The verdict has created a public outcry in Turkey.

“Both yourself and the police accused me. You asked why I didn’t resist him. The man was three times heavier than me. How can you compare a man’s force with mine?” she wrote in the letter, addressed to “Uncle Judge.”

Z.C. was not able to testify at the court, reportedly due to the trauma…

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