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18-year-old Berk Arapgirlioglu was jailed on April 5th for raping a woman on March 31st in the backseat of his car. The 18-year-old female victim told police that she agreed to go out on a date with Berk, and he picked her up from her home. He took her to multiple places before arriving at a parking lot at Reservoir Park. They fooled around in the back seat of his car, but she told Berk no when he told her he wanted to have sex.
Despite the victim telling him at least twice that she did not want to have sex, he tugged at her pants, trying to pull them down. While he was doing this, she told him no again. He pulled her pants and underwear down and started raping her as she continued to say “No” and “I don’t want to do this.” He held her hands down forcefully and told her to “shut the fuck up” as she was crying in the midst of it. When Berk was questioned on April 5th, he admitted to police that despite the victim saying “no,” he knew she really wanted to have sex. He also admitted to telling her to “shut the fuck up’ while he raped her.
Berk Arapgirlioglu was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on April 5th, charged with rape. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $150,000.