June 2023

Sexual predator jailed following investigation by the Met’s Sapphire team

A man who sexually abused a vulnerable woman whilst she slept has been jailed.

Kemalettin Kurt, 28 (24.5.95) of Woodstock Crescent, Enfield appeared at Southwark Crown Court on Monday, 26 June where he was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment and two years’ on an extended licence.

He was found guilty of sexual assault and assault by penetration, following a four-day trial at the same court on Monday, 22 May.

He has been placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

The victim survivor, a woman in her 20s suffers from a sleep disorder, meaning she can fall asleep without warning and cannot fight to keep herself awake.

On Saturday, 26 October 2019 the victim went out with friends to a nightclub just off Tottenham Court Road. Here she was introduced to Kurt. They partied with her friends in the club.

At the end of the evening the victim and her friends went back to a mutual friend’s flat for an after party. By now it was 04:00hrs on Sunday, 27 October.

The victim remembers relaxing on a sofa when she felt tired, she soon fell asleep.

A couple of friends carried the victim onto a bed and went back to the living room. Kurt entered the room whilst she was asleep and sexually assaulted her. He then left the room and went back to the living room.

Once the victim was able to become fully awake she alerted her friends, having realised what had happened to her.

Kurt left the property. The victim-survivor made her way home and after speaking with other friends she reported the attack to police.

An investigation was launched by officers from the Sapphire team based at Charing Cross police station and the victim was supported by a Sexual Offences Investigative Techniques (SOIT) officer.

Kurt was later identified after DNA was found on the victim’s underwear. He was arrested on Monday, 4 November 2019.