Editor’s note: Here’s more news from “Mavi” in Turkey. She has translated a news article for Lovefraud. Some more accurate English translations are suggested in italics.
Women rights are miserable in my country. We have the so-called rights, but socially we don’t have them. I should probably separate myself from the majority because I live in an intellectual circle, so I don’t suffer from social pressure like the others do.
Anyway, the rapists, pedophiles, murderers don’t get what they deserve legally most of the time. But yesterday I read this news: A psychopath defrauded many women; many of them have been scared and avoided giving testimony but two women did and he has been condemned for rape because of having sexual contact by defrauding.
The court called it aggravated sexual assault. This is a first in my country and wanted to share it with you.
Cengiz Şimşek, who introduces himself on online platforms as the son of a diplomat and defrauds women by false marriage proposals, has been convicted for having sexual intercourse by using a fake title (identity). This kind of intercourse is considered as an aggravated sexual assault by the Supreme Court. Şimşek received 15 years of prison.
According to the court case, Cengiz Şimşek, who appears as “thousand face” in the police records, married and father of two children, introduced himself to women as an architect graduated from Hamburg University and the son of a diplomat who serves in Egypt. Şimşek, who founded a fake architectural office in Ankara, introduced the other members of his network (co-conspirators) to women he met as his sisters and brothers, thus he had their confidence. It appeared that he defrauded the woman named N.D. by giving a blood sample in Çankaya Municipality, bringing a fake marriage officer to home and creating a fake wedding scene (ceremony).
Two lovers and the wife in the same house
Şimşek introduced his ex-girlfriend Nurşan Ayana — a member of his network — to his lawyer girlfriend, A.K., as his sister, and Gülşen Duyak as his cousin. Şimşek and his lawyer girlfriend A.K. lived in the same house until the marriage. As lawyer A.K. demanded, the wedding is decided (planned) to happen in Mersin. During the ceremony, suspect Nazife Şimşek (mother of Cengiz Şimşek) played the role of Şimşek’s aunt, Nurşen Ayana his sister (actually his lover), and Gülşen Duyak his cousin (actually his lover). The suspects kept the jewelry and money given by the guests as wedding gifts. Şimşek made A.K. sell her house and take credit from the bank under the pretext to buy a bigger house.
Hidden camera archive
After Cengiz Şimşek has been arrested, some sexually explicit materials of 20 different women were found on the captured computer, hard discs and CD’s. The blackmail purpose had been recorded on the materials, arranged in alphabetical order according to the different names and cities. Between the women identified, most were scared of lodging a complaint, however two of them were deposed in the court. Şimşek, still arrested, had been on trial on Ankara 9th High Criminal Court. On the first decision (charge) the court condemned Şimşek to 11 years in jail for two different crimes: “directing a criminal organization,” “infraction of personal life,” “using fake identity,” “fraudulency.” The court acquited Şimşek for having sexual relationship with two different women, considering it was voluntary (consensual). The other 5 suspects have been condemned to between 1 and 3 years of jail.
She wouldn’t have sexual intercourse if she knew
Victim N.D.’s lawyer, Barış Ozan Vural, differentiated (objected to) the decision of acquittal for “sexual assault.” The Supreme Court overruled the decision by saying “having sexual contact by using a fake title is an aggravated sexual assault, she wouldn’t do it if she knew he was unemployed and a liar.” Ankara 9th High Criminal Court inspected (reviewed) the case and Şimşek was sentenced to 15 years for “aggravated sexual assault.”