Smirking after gang raping a teenage girl: Sickening trio laugh off brutal park attack on helpless 19-year-old student they lured from a night club and dumped in a street – as judge jails them for 27 years
- The victim was seen leaving the bar in Canterbury city centre on April 13
- Visibly intoxicated she was led to a car park where the men all raped her
- Sali Amet, 23, Omer Engin, 24 and Salih Altun, 25 were jailed after a trial today
Three ‘callous’ men have been jailed after they led a teenage university student to a car park so they could gang rape her and dump her in the street.
Sali Amet, 23, Omer Engin, 24, and Salih Altun, 25, were caught on CCTV luring their victim, 19, from The Cuban Bar in Canterbury, Kent on April 13 this year.
They were seen taking her to a nearby car park where she was raped four times by the three men in a horrific 50-minute attack.
The men, who required Turkish interpreters in court, were all sober and the girl ‘visibly intoxicated’ and two and a half times the drink-drive limit.
She burst into tears after being dumped by a nearby restaurant before she finally met up with friends.
Judge Heather Norton, sentencing, described the trio as ‘callous’ individuals who preyed on an ‘extremely vulnerable victim’.
Judge Norton said: ‘Although she does not remember much, she remembers being pushed up against the car door. She recalls being uncomfortable.
‘She recalls it as painful. She was continually saying no. When the three of you were finished, you walked her back to the city centre and you left her.’
The court heard how the 19-year-old was pre-drinking with her friends on the evening of April 13 when she arrived at The Cuban around 9.45pm.
The three men, who were all described to be regulars at the bar, arrived just before midnight where Amet and Altun left around an hour later with the victim.
CCTV footage shows the girl staggering through the streets while she was being held up by the two men before arriving at Holman’s Meadow car park.
It was there she was raped by the two men, who then returned to The Cuban to get 24-year-old Fish and Chip shop owner Engin who also took part in the attack.
The men, who were aided by interpreters in court, were then seen to be visibly grinning on CCTV after they abandoned the girl by Carluccio’s cafe around 2.27am.
The victim then described collapsing near Superdrug in tears before she met with her friends again near The Cuban.
Describing the moments leading up to the attack, the victim said: ‘I believe we were just walking, I don’t know who they were. I would not have been able to walk myself.
‘All I remember is they were talking together, they weren’t speaking in English.’
The trio were arrested a week later after door staff from The Cuban told police they were expected to return the following Thursday after the attack.
Judge Heather Norton added: ‘One of the doorstaff described the victim as too intoxicated to walk unaided.
‘It’s clear from his evidence, and from the CCTV evidence and toxicology reports that the victim was very drunk indeed. You all stated you weren’t drunk. You were sober.’
Altun, the eldest of the three men, said in a statement read out by his barrister Ben Walker-Nolan that he was ashamed of the attack.
He said: ‘I’m embarrassed for my family that I took advantage of this girl. I have sisters and I know how I would feel if this happened to them.’
Mr Walker-Nolan, who also defended 23-year-old married father-of-two Sali Amet, said he was ‘very sorry for his actions’.
Phil Rowley, defending 24-year-old Omer Engin, said: ‘He recognises his conduct was deplorable. He is deeply remorseful.’
Investigating officer Det Sgt Matt Banks said: ‘These three men preyed upon a vulnerable woman and then took advantage of her in the worst possible way.
‘They separated her from her friend during the early hours of the morning with a plan to fulfil their own depraved sexual desires.
‘Thanks to the cooperation of the nightclub and other local businesses, we were able to obtain excellent footage, which showed the men on the lead up to the attack.
‘This material has been vital to this investigation and instrumental in their conviction.
I would also like to thank the victim for her bravery, who has suffered a great deal following this ordeal.
‘It has had a profound effect on her and her family. The support she has given us has helped bring these offenders to justice and I’m pleased to see they’ll serve lengthy sentences as a result of what they did.’
Altun, of Faversham, who admitted to two charges of rape, was jailed for nine years and nine months.
Amet, of Faversham, and Engin, of Sturry, were jailed for nine years each.
(Credit Daily Mail)