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German Judge Says Turkish Man's Forced Violent Sex Is 'Culturally' Not Rape

A German judge has acquitted a Turkish man of rape, despite the fact that he forced a woman to have sex with him, and left her incapacitated. The judge argued that in "the mentality of the Turkish cultural circle," what the woman "had experienced as rape" might be considered merely "wild sex." The judge refused to convict the rapist, because "no intention is demonstrable."

According to the German daily newspaper Märkische Allgemeine (forgive the weak translation from Google Translate), the judge told the woman, "I believe Mrs. G. every word," but added that "her tormentor probably did not know what he was doing to her." On the night of August 18, 2016, the 23-year-old Turkish man sold drugs to the young woman and they consumed speed together.

He asked her to "go to bed with her" and she refused. According to the report, she had said he was "not her type." But the drug dealer forced himself on her. Here's how the paper described the encounter:

The young drug trader then complimented his customer, dragged her by the arm, threw her on the bed and pulled her out. He shoved his shoulders firmly against the metal bars at the head of his bed, his head jammed between two of them. The woman cried "stop" and resisted by scratching the accused at the back. But at some point she gave up and let her go as she put it. Several times he had entered her, the whole ordeal ended after four hours, when he got a call and suddenly had to leave, so that she too could go.

She refused, cried "stop" after he had grabbed her, and then finally she gave up. To most people, that sounds like rape. Indeed, the German paper reported that the Turkish man "carried on the sexual intercourse for hours on end so badly" that the girl could "not run properly for the next two weeks."

"On the one hand, the magistrate's court believed the victim, and on the other hand, the accused, according to which the wild sex was amicable," the Märkische Allgemeine reported. Amicable? When the girl could not even run properly "for the next two weeks"?!

According to the report, the decisive question was "Could it be that the defendant thought you were in agreement?" To this, the poor girl — who had given up struggling after she had been raped — said "that could be."

"She could not judge whether, with the mentality of the Turkish cultural circle, he had thought the happenings she experienced as rape might have been for wild sex," the paper reported. "A conviction is not possible, because no intention is demonstrable."

In other words, the judge acquitted a rapist — whom the court had "no doubt" forced the victim to have sex with him — on the grounds that his culture might not have considered the sex — which left the girl unable to run for two weeks — to be rape.