Bulent Doymaz jailed for two years for ‘humiliating and degrading’ Beccles sex attack

Ipswich Crown Court. Archant Library.

Ipswich Crown Court. Archant Library. - Credit: Archant

A man who subjected a vulnerable Beccles woman to a 'humiliating and degrading' sex attack after entering her home uninvited has been jailed for two years.

Sentencing 41-year-old Bulent Doymaz, Judge Rupert Overbury said he had committed the offence for his own sexual gratification and had left the victim, who is in her sixties, feeling 'constantly scared and afraid' in her own home.

He said that because of the woman's vulnerability due to health issues she had been unable to fight back.

'You took advantage of her by entering her house uninvited where you proceeded to sexually assault and violate her in a number of ways, all of which have had a lasting affect on her,' said the judge.

Doymaz, who was living in London, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the woman in November 2015.

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In addition to jailing Doymaz, Judge Overbury ordered him to sign the sex offenders' register for ten years and made him the subject of a sexual offences prevention order.

Richard Kelly, prosecuting, at Ipswich Crown Court, said the victim, who was retired, had been returning home after visiting Beccles town centre when Doyma offered to walk her home despite her making excuses in a bid to get rid of him.

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He had invited himself into her home and checked no-one else was there before grabbing hold of her and trying to kiss her on the mouth and neck and touching one of her breasts under her clothing.

Before leaving Doymaz had threatened to return the following week.

Doymaz was identified from CCTV footage and his DNA was found on swabs taken from the woman's neck.

After his arrest Doymaz claimed he had helped the woman with her shopping and had not gone into her house.

In a victim impact statement read to the court the victim described the attack, which lasted about 30 minutes as 'humiliating and degrading' and said it had affected her 'very badly'.

Lisa Wilson, for Doymaz, who has been living in London, said her client had been living in the UK since 2012 and had ongoing immigration issues.

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