Kebab shop worker jailed for sex attack

JAILED: Sex attacker Abdul Tekagac

JAILED: Sex attacker Abdul Tekagac

First published in News

A teenage kebab shop worker who chased after a woman on her way home from a Worcester nightclub and carried out a terrifying sex attack has been put behind bars.

Illegal immigrant Abdul Tekagac  saw the young student walk past in the early hours of the morning and was "captivated" by her, Worcester Crown Court heard.

He ran after her as she walked by the railway arches into the secluded Cherry Tree Walk and then grabbed her bottom with both hands, Nicholas Burn, prosecuting, told the court.

She thought at first it might be a robbery and held onto her bag but as she turned to face the 19-year-old, she heard him repeat "I love you" several times in broken English. He lifted her in the air and they fell to the floor with him on top of her and he put his hand on her breast inside her dress as he tried to kiss her. Police found his DNA in saliva taken from the victim after he "slobbered all over her," Mr Burn said.

She found the courage to struggle and shout and he ran away.

"It was a cowardly attack and the coward ran back to the refuge of his uncle's shop," Judge Michael Cullum said.

CCTV footage showed the woman, a student at Worcester University, leaving the Velvet Lounge nightclub in the early hours of April 11 this year and walking alone through the empty streets to go home. Tekagac, of Wyld's Lane, Worcester, had stepped outside Worcester Kebab House in Shaw Street, where he was working, to read a text message from his girlfriend in Turkey and the footage showed him running after her and waiting until she was in a deserted area.

After the attack, he could be seen running back to the shop and carrying on working. He pleaded guilty to sexual assault.

Mark Sharman, defending, said he had no explanation for chasing after the woman other than that he was "captivated" by her. He was in the country as an illegal entrant and had already been visited by officials with a view to his deportation.

"He can't explain his actions," Mr Sharman said. "It was an impulsive act."

Mr Sharman said Tekagac had brought shame on himself and on his strictly Muslim family, particularly his uncle, well known in the city through his ownership of the kebab shop.

Tekagac had not intended to harm the woman or cause her fear and distress and all he wanted to do now was return to Turkey.

Judge Cullum said Tekagac could be considered a dangerous person because he had no explanation for his actions and there was a risk he could strike again.

He said the woman, who had given up her studies partly as a result of the attack, had found the courage to struggle and shout which had scared him away because he thought he might be caught.

"By the time you left her, she was physically shaking and crying," he told Tekagac. "Her fear must have increased when she heard you say you loved her and she knew this was a sexual assault. She thought she was going to be raped."

He gave Tekagac a three-year sentence in a young offenders institution and ordered him to register as a sex offender for life.

DC Craig Osbourne said “This was a predatory sexual attack, which has had a hugely traumatic impact on the victim. Thankfully attacks like this are rare, but as this case exemplifies they are taken very seriously.

I would like to thank everyone who was involved in this case for their help not only in tracing the offender but in supporting the victim of this horrendous crime.”

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9:56am Wed 20 Aug 14

CDH says...

Why has this criminal not been deported ?
Why has this criminal not been deported ? CDH
  • Score: 25

10:16am Wed 20 Aug 14

truth must out says...

CDH wrote:
Why has this criminal not been deported ?
Because he is in prison and has already been visited by officials......oh just read the article properly!!
[quote][p][bold]CDH[/bold] wrote: Why has this criminal not been deported ?[/p][/quote]Because he is in prison and has already been visited by officials......oh just read the article properly!! truth must out
  • Score: 3

11:45am Wed 20 Aug 14

liketoknow says...

when I lived in the country they had shears for dealing with animals.
when I lived in the country they had shears for dealing with animals. liketoknow
  • Score: 8

3:48pm Wed 20 Aug 14

dave cus says...

article doesn't say he will be deported!
article doesn't say he will be deported! dave cus
  • Score: 3

5:26pm Wed 20 Aug 14

moatler says...

Still, it's good for the economy, as Tony Blair always used to say. That's the mantra I always repeat to myself when I see a story like this.
Still, it's good for the economy, as Tony Blair always used to say. That's the mantra I always repeat to myself when I see a story like this. moatler
  • Score: 3

7:43am Thu 21 Aug 14

robbo1664 says...

hang the bastar*
hang the bastar* robbo1664
  • Score: -2

10:27am Fri 22 Aug 14

Perfman says...

robbo1664 wrote:
hang the bastar*
We're not in some middle east back water Robbo
[quote][p][bold]robbo1664[/bold] wrote: hang the bastar*[/p][/quote]We're not in some middle east back water Robbo Perfman
  • Score: 0

3:38pm Fri 22 Aug 14

absinthe says...

What action is going to be taken against this uncle? Surely he knew that his nephew was here illegally. It's time that we boycotted local businesses that do this - Ashleys is another one. I don't care how good their kebabs are!
What action is going to be taken against this uncle? Surely he knew that his nephew was here illegally. It's time that we boycotted local businesses that do this - Ashleys is another one. I don't care how good their kebabs are! absinthe
  • Score: 0

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