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Jailed foreigner pleads innocence at hearing

Jailed foreigner pleads innocence at hearing

A Turkish man pleaded not guilty to a child prostitution charge at his Supreme Court trial on Wednesday. Aydin Goktepe, 51, claimed he was cheated by a “prostitute” when he asked her to find him a wife in 2014.

He said the woman introduced him to a girl she claimed was her 18-year-old sister. But when they met at a guesthouse , he rejected the marriage roposal, saying the girl was actually 14 years old.

The girl’s family then alleged in a lawsuit that Goktepe had had sex with her, each time paying her $300. “I did not have sexual intercourse with the girl,” he said.

Supreme Court Judge Kim Sethavy said a verdict will be delivered on November 28.

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