May 2015

Jail for Holywell takeaway worker convicted of rape and sexual assault of child

RAPIST Sezai Akbas placed a bed cover on his child victim’s face before her sex ordeal began, a court heard when he was jailed for 17 years.

“I couldn’t see a tiny bit of light,” she said.

A Caernarfon Crown Court jury took just under an hour to find the 27-year-old takeaway worker from Cross Street, Holywell, guilty of rape and sexual assault.

Recorder Gregory Bull QC told him: “A substantial sentence of imprisonment is necessary to protect the public from the likes of you.”

He received 17 years imprisonment and was placed on the Sex Offenders Register and issued with a Sex Offender Prevention Order.

Akbas had claimed the victim was lying but there was DNA evidence on clothing.

Investigating officer DC Jane Bowyer-Jones, of Wrexham and Flintshire Public Protection Unit, said: “The victim in this case has shown great courage and strength of character in coming forward, standing up to the perpetrator and ensuring justice was served. Akbas’ crime was a gross abuse of trust.”

Det Insp Helen Douglas added: “It is important to reassure victims that North Wales Police do all they can to bring such people before the courts. 

“It should serve as a warning that serious offences like this will result in lengthy prison sentences.

“It is reassuring to see this reflected in the sentence passed today.

“The victim and family would like to thank North Wales Police and partner agencies for all the support provided from the start to finish of this investigation.”