Thousands of rapists and child sex offenders are avoiding jail in Turkey by MARRYING their victims
- Turkey’s supreme court says thousands of sex offenders have avoided jail
- Up to 3,000 rapists have avoided going to prison by marrying their victims
- Turkey has come under scrutiny for its attitudes to domestic violence towards women
Thousands of sex offenders in Turkey are marrying their victims in a bid to avoid going to jail, the head of the country’s supreme court has warned.
According to Mustafa Demirdag, the head of the court’s appeal department, around 3,000 such marriages have been officially registered where the victim has tied the knot with her attacker.
The figures were revealed after the Turkish parliament set up a commission to investigate and prevent sexual crimes in the country.
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