Distraught mum said officials made her feel like she was the one who committed a crime after rape nightmare
A BRIT mum in Turkey has claimed she was breathalysed by cops after telling them she’d been raped by a barman while on holiday.
The devastated mum, 48, says she was attacked by a man while on the trip with her daughter, 20, in May.
After being lured into a trap by the man on a night out on the town in Turkish resort town Marmaris, the mum says she was attacked.
She is distraught because a judge reportedly rejected her account of events after CCTV shot near the scene of the incident depicted the 48-year-old holding hands with her alleged attacker.
The outraged mum and her daughter are now warning of the dangers at the resort town – which is popular with Brits – where a slew of sex attacks have been reported.
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In an interview with The Sunday People, the mum said: “Our experience with the police was almost worse than being raped.”
She went on to say the officials had “no sympathy” for her, and said it took them a full day to examine her, “by which time the evidence had gone in the shower”.
She said: “They treated us like dirt – as if we were the ones who had committed a crime.”
The women were only on the second night of their holiday in May this year when the alleged attack took place.
The mum claims that, after escaping from her attacker, the police failed to offer up adequate help and support: “They clearly thought if you had been drinking, then someone can rape you and that’s OK.”
The mum, who is diabetic and “doesn’t drink much”, says she was then made to return to the scene by police to point out the apartment where the rape took place, which caused her a great deal of distress.
She says the police found her alleged attacker at the apartment, at which point the entire party returned to the police station in the same van, where the mum had to formally identify him.
The 48-year-old claims she was then made to wait outside on a bench in the scorching sun for several hours, before she was finally taken to the prosecutor’s office in the town’s court.
Upon arrival, the mum said she was not shown “an ounce of sympathy”.
She explained: “When he asked me about my injuries, he said things like, ‘If you were raped, you should have missing finger nails and scratches from the struggle’.”
The 48-year-old only learned the case had been closed after The Sunday People contacted the police force tasked with investigating the incident.
Reacting to the news, the mum said she is “absolutely devastated” as it means her alleged attacker is “back on the streets”.
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