- A prosecutor in the Central Anatolian province of Karaman has demanded 350 years in prison for a teacher on accusations he sexually assaulted 10 male students in a house owned by a foundation in which he lectures.
The 54-year-old teacher, M.B., will be tried at the Karaman Court of Serious Crimes on crimes of sexually abusing a child, deprivation of freedom and encouraging a child to read and view obscene publications, according to a 14-page indictment completed on March 16.
M.B., who had been teaching private courses for students in apartments rented by the Karaman branch of the Ensar Foundation, was arrested on March 4 upon a claim he sexually assaulted his male students in the apartments.
The office of the chief public prosecutor also reportedly demanded an inspection of the foundation.
Meanwhile, the prosecutor's office also denied media reports that said the prosecutor in charge, Murat Ünal, had been removed from the case, with Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ saying the prosecutor remained at the head of the investigation.