The 39-year-old Uber driver is found guilty of raping a drunk teenage girl in the back of his car – after trying to claim that the sex was consensual
- Onur Dedeoglu, 39, has been found guilty of raping a drunk teenager in his car
- Uber driver claimed during the trial that the 17-year-old gave permission to have sex
- He drove her to a parking lot at Bondi Beach where he attacked her
An Uber driver is behind bars after being found guilty of raping a drunk teenager in the back of his car.
Onur Dedeoglu, 39, is convicted in court at the Downing Center in April after a jury found him guilty of three charges on Thursday and denied him bail.
During the trial of Judge Nicole Noman, Dedeoglu tried to claim that the 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, agreed and suggested that they had sex after bringing her and two other friends home in August 2018.
Onur Dedeoglu, 39, is convicted in court of the Downing Center in April after a jury found him guilty of three charges on Thursday and denied him bail
However, the prosecutor successfully claimed that the girl was unconscious and woke up with Dedeoglu on top of her in the back seat.
The girl drank six drinks at the Star Bar in the CBD of Sydney before catching an Uber back to the eastern suburbs at around 1.30 am with two male friends.
After he had dropped off the other passengers, Dedeoglu drove the girl to her house where he noticed that she had fainted in the back seat.
He then drove to a parking lot at Bondi Beach where he attacked her.
During his police interview and testimony in court, Dedeoglu claimed that they insisted that they go to his house before agreeing to go to the beach.
He had repeatedly claimed that she invited him to the back seat and engaged in consensual sexual activity before she changed her mind and walked away and slammed the car door on him.
However, he was found guilty of three allegations – sexual intercourse without permission and two allegations of abuse with an act of indecency.
During his final submissions, prosecutor Stephen Barlow rubbed Dedeoglu’s evidence and told the jury that it was evasive, unconvincing, and inconsistent.
“She didn’t know his name,” Mr. Barlow said.
“You would find it totally unbelievable that (the complainant) would say (she wanted to have sex with him).”