Bookkeeper found not guilty of attempting to rape woman he met in Saffron Walden pub

PUBLISHED: 15:37 16 March 2015 | UPDATED: 15:37 16 March 2015

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A bookkeeper has been cleared of attempting to rape a young woman he met in the Temeraire pub in Saffron Walden.

Yunus Cetin, now 31, who was visiting Saffron Walden, invited the 21-year-old and her friend back to his brother Yakin’s flat in Hilltop Lane.

He told Chelmsford Crown Court that the woman willingly had sex for two to three hours in the bedroom while her friend was lying on the living room couch.

The alleged victim told the jury at Chelmsford Crown Court that she was happy kissing Mr Cetin and reluctantly agreed to him taking off her top.

But she claimed she told him “No” when he tried to remove her jeans and struggled and tried to protect herself when he tried to have intercourse.

Turkish born Mr Cetin, who speaks very little English and who gave evidence through an interpreter, pleaded not guilty to two offences of attempted rape; to one offence of assault by penetration; and to one offence of attempted assault by penetration on November 17 2013.

And today (Monday), after a four day trial and just over an hour of deliberations, the jury returned not guilty verdicts on all four charges.

Judge John Dodd QC discharged Mr Cetin.

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