A British holidaymaker claims she was raped on a beach by a waiter who then apologised on Facebook. Fern Westland, 20, had befriended Sabri Demir during her stay in Alanya in Turkey last month.
But she says the holiday turned to horror when he dragged her on to a beach and subjected her to a sustained sex attack, the Daily Record reports.
Fern said: “I want him off the streets to make sure he can’t target any other women like me.”
Fern said she was left further shaken when Demir messaged her admitting the attack and even apologising. The bakery worker said she is too traumatised to leave her home in Fife.
She said: “We had been at a local restaurant called Brothers and had been introduced to the owner’s brother and his friend, who agreed to show my friends and I to a club. Everything had been fine until Sabri got drunk and started touching me inappropriately. I told my friends I wanted to leave the club as I didn’t want to be anywhere near him but he insisted on grabbing a lift home with us.”
Fern said her friend had gone into their hotel opposite the beach when she was attacked.
She said: “Sabri grabbed me from behind and slammed his hand over my mouth. I couldn’t breathe and was trying to push him off me but he dragged me along the sand before holding me down and raping me. I was trying to scream but he just kept telling me to shut up. I was terrified and couldn’t breathe, I knew I had to get away from him. I was afraid I was going to die. Then I managed to get him off me and I ran to my friend in the hotel.”
Fern claimed that just hours later, Demir began to hound her with messages. She said he told her: “I’m really sorry. I don’t know why I did that.” She said he begged: “Please forgive me.”
Traumatised Fern only felt safe enough to talk to police when she returned to Scotland a week later.
She said: “I went in to complete shock. I was so afraid of having to fly home alone, I just kept quiet until we returned. Since then, the police have come to see me several times and have taken a statement.
“They have taken pictures of my bruises on my body and are going to contact the Turkish authorities.”
The Record recently revealed the plight of another Brit who claims she was raped in a resort on her first trip abroad.
Megan, whose identity has been protected told how hotel entertainment organiser Mehmet Adiguzel was arrested by Turkish police in August.