THE BUS STOP SEX BEAST
Immigrant beat and raped woman
A SLOVAKIAN man who raped a vulnerable woman after dragging her from a bus stop and hitting her repeatedly with a stone has been jailed for 14 years.
Zdenko Turtak, 22, left the 18-year-old woman with severe injuries after she was dragged behind a hedge and battered 18 times with the rock.
A court heard that Turtak grabbed the woman, who was just 5ft tall, slim and wearing traditional Muslim dress, as she waited for a bus in the Beeston area of Leeds.
He carried her into a garden, where he beat her with a stone he had in his pocket and then raped her.
The attack was caught by a CCTV camera and footage was also found of Turtak following other women in Leeds in the hours leading up to this offence.
Turtak, from Velka Ida, Kosice, Slovakia, fled to his native country as a huge search was launched by West Yorkshire Police.
He was traced after a DNA match and extradited back to the UK.
Turtak, admitted rape and grievous bodily harm with intent earlier this year but denied attempted murder.
At Leeds Crown Court the judge said: “You seized her and by sheer brute force overwhelmed her and bundled her into the small garden. There was a high hedge between that garden and the footpath.
“Although she struggled, she had no chance of resisting you. Continuing your attack, you pushed her face down to the ground and held her down.
“With her face pressed against the ground she was unable to scream or raise any alarm. She tried to struggle free. In order to quell her, you took a large stone from your pocket. You then struck her 18 times about her head with ferocious blows.”
The judge said the attack would affect the victim for the rest of her life, adding: “The effect has been profound, and that effect is likely to remain.
“She believes it will affect her whole life, including her prospects of marriage. In those short eight minutes you destroyed her young life.”
He said Turtak was a “dangerous” offender as he imposed an extended sentence of 20 years, with a custodial sentence of 14 years and an extension period of six years.
Turtak will have to serve at least two-thirds of the custodial sentence before being considered for release.
As Turtak was led from the dock, members of the victim’s family shouted “monster” and “rapist”. MONSTER: Turtak was traced through his DNA