A dangerous predator with Viagra in his pockets has stalked the streets of Yorkshire in search of rape victims

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A rape victim has been praised for her bravery by police following a hearing involving a sexual predator who stalked women overnight with a pocket full of Viagra.

The offender, Tamer Eren, a 42-year-old take-out restaurant worker, was jailed for 10 years after the judge found him guilty. Tamer rode his bike through the streets with Viagra in his pockets, hiding near the doors of bars and clubs looking for women.

He chose a mother-of-two who had enjoyed a Saturday night with her sister and friends in downtown Hull and had separated from her sister during the drive home, HullLive Reports. His victim, 36, was walking along Alfred Gelder Street towards Drypool Bridge when Tamer struck up a conversation.

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He gave her a light for a cigarette while pushing his bike, on foot, beside her. Believing her sister had crossed a bridge on the way back, Erin offered to help her catch up to her sister by bringing her back on her bike in what appeared to be genuine concern for her well-being.

He even held hands with the woman, who had been drinking lager and shooting in bars around town, before her aggression and sexual desire took hold. He grabbed her wrist as they crossed the Drypool Bridge to give any worried or suspicious passerby the impression that they were a perfectly normal couple, rather than a potential rapist and wife at risk of rape.

He then pushed her down the stairs and into a secluded area at the side of the deck before stripping her of her clothes and raping her. The woman remembers yelling at him to stop and saying, “No, no, no.”

Hull Crown Court this week it was learned that the woman gave Eren no indication that she wanted to have sex with him. She told him she didn’t want to do it. He knew she said “no”, but he just laughed at her and did it anyway.

She fell to the ground and sat up in shock. Eren left on his bike but, the next thing she knew, he had come back and picked up his coat or jacket and pulled it away from her.



Tamer Eren with his bike the night he raped a woman after stalking her in Hull city center

She eventually phoned Humberside Police, who arrived at the scene. Officers found her leaning against a wall and later sitting near some bushes shortly after 2:20 a.m. She was scared and told them: “I have just been raped.

A careful examination by Humberside Constabulary of what happened ensued and the damning CCTV evidence of Eren and the woman helped build a strong case against him which led to his conviction by a jury after a trial. DNA evidence was obtained but Eren tried to get out of trouble by claiming the woman had consented to sex.

He even concocted what the judge called a “ridiculous and insulting” story that the victim had blackmailed him. In court, prosecuting Jeremy Evans said the woman felt empty following the rape.

She had become a “cuddly, smiling person” to blame herself for what had happened. But, with the support of her family and the Blue Door sexual violence team, she felt her life was improving, even though what happened would stay with her and change her. for ever.

“Life had become a struggle, a struggle to get out of bed to go to work,” Mr Evans said. The woman had simply wanted to sleep to try to block out the pain, but the feeling was that she was still living a nightmare. She had suffered from panic attacks and felt numb.

“She can only feel like it would be better if she weren’t alive, but she has two teenagers who need their mother and she’s determined to keep going, even if it’s for them. “



Tamer Eren was imprisoned for 10 years
Tamer Eren was imprisoned for 10 years

The woman had said, “I’m still mad at myself.” I know it’s not my fault. In relation to the court, I could not settle.

“It was all up in the air and I thought he would plead guilty but he didn’t. I thought about cross-examination and going to court and I didn’t know if I could be strong enough . I have now given my testimony and had to listen to the lies.”

Judge Sophie McKone told Eren, of Great Thornton Street, Hull: “You were hanging out in bars and clubs in Hull town center waiting for a victim. It involved a lot of planning on your part.

“You went into town on your bike. You had Viagra pills with you. You were hanging around the city center for at least 50 minutes.

“It was far from an opportunistic offense. You were a well-planned predator.”

The woman had gone out with her sister and her friends. “As was her right, she had been drinking,” Judge McKone said.

“She separated from her sister and started walking home to catch up with her. It was obvious from seeing the CCTV, and it must have been for you, that she was having difficulty walking and was drinking and that’s why you chose her because she was vulnerable because she was alone and drinking.

“You struck up a conversation with her and cynically tricked passersby into thinking you were a couple by taking her hand. In fact, you had taken her wrist.

“You pushed her into a secluded area on the side of Drypool Bridge where you pulled her clothes down. She couldn’t have made it more obvious that she didn’t want sex with you.

“She repeatedly told you ‘No’ and tried to pull her clothes up. You ignored what she wanted and raped her. You denied knowledge of her encounter with the police, even in the face of DNA evidence.”

Eren then changed his story and claimed the sex was consensual. Judge McKone reprimanded the defendant, saying, “You made up a ridiculous and insulting story that she blackmailed you.”

Imprison Eren for 10 yearsJudge McKone told Eren, “Your violent and selfish act changed her. She feels like she was stabbed in the heart.



Drypool Bridge, Hull where the woman was grabbed by the wrist by Eren
Drypool Bridge, Hull where the woman was grabbed by the wrist by Eren

“She went from being a happy person to someone who wanted to kill herself. She can’t trust anyone and feels constantly followed. She can’t eat or sleep properly and has panic attacks.

“She had counseling and her prescription of anti-depressants had to be increased. She blames herself for what happened. Obviously, she is not to blame at all.

“You have a callous contempt for women and no remorse for your actions. Indeed, you sought to blame her. You chose to take no responsibility for your actions. You planned your attack and chose your victim carefully.

“You are a sexual predator. You are dangerous. You pose a significant risk of serious harm to the public, especially women.”

After the case, Mr Evans said: “It was a terrifying attack on a lone woman in the early hours of the morning. A normal, happy evening with friends and family ended in a deeply traumatic way. .

“Eren Tamer deliberately and carefully targeted the victim and then, under the guise of helping her, he violently attacked her. During a police interview, Tamer initially denied having had sex with the victim , despite the presentation of forensic evidence.

“He then changed his story and tried to claim that the sex was consensual. This man has demonstrated beyond any doubt that he is a grave danger to women.

“Thanks to the commendable bravery of the victim in immediately reporting the attack and assisting police and prosecutors in building a strong case to present to the jury, he was today convicted of rape and will be sentenced at a later date. Our thoughts are with the victim, as they always have been.”

Detective Sergeant Frances Robinson, of Humberside Police’s Vulnerable Persons Unit, said: ‘I would like to commend the victim for her bravery throughout the investigation and legal proceedings. Eren has subjected her to unimaginable distress and while sentencing cannot take away any of the suffering he has caused, I hope she can take comfort in knowing that he is now behind bars and cannot do hurt anyone else.

“This was a shocking and violent attack, where a ruthless predator deliberately sought out a vulnerable victim and attacked her for his own sexual gratification. He showed no remorse for his actions, refusing to admit what he did and putting his victim through the ordeal of reliving his trauma in court.

“I am reassured that he is now off our streets and I hope he will use his prison sentence to reflect on his heinous behavior. Understandably this incident has raised concerns in the local community and I would like to reassure that we take all reports of this nature incredibly seriously.

“We are working closely with local authorities and a number of charities and agencies to ensure that all victims of this type of crime receive advice and support whether or not they decide to sue the system. If you have been the victim of a sexual abuse offence, we will listen to you and do all we can to bring those responsible to justice.

“There are several ways to report offenses of this nature and they will always be treated with sensitivity. You can report it directly to the police or speak to one of our charities or partner organizations if that feels more comfortable to you. However , you tell us , we will listen and we will investigate.

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