West Yorkshire PCSO admits 'sexting' woman but denies rape and sex assault charges

Orhan Yigit and Leeds Crown Court
Orhan Yigit and Leeds Crown Court

A POLICE Community Support Officer accused of raping a domestic violence victim told a jury he did not force himself upon her when he went to her home.

Orhan Yigit, 40, told Leeds Crown Crown Court he exchanged sexual and "flirtatious" messages with the alleged victim before consensual sexual contact took place between them.

Yigit is charged with committing sexual offences against two women in 2015 and 2016.

The prosecution claims Yigit raped the woman at her home in West Yorkshire after telling her he could help her.

On another occasion he is alleged to have asked to use the toilet during one visit to her home and took his police uniform off before coming down the stairs naked, exposing himself to her.

Yigit told the court his marriage was under strain at the time of the alleged offending.

He admitting exchanging text messages with the woman before going around to her home in his uniform while he was off duty.

Yigit said: "She was heavily made up and had tight jeans and a top on."

He said the woman then told him she was unhappy in her relationship with her husband and was sexually frustrated.

Yigit said the woman then undid his trousers before sexual contact took place.

Yigit's barrister, James Littlehales, asked: "Did you force yourself upon her.?

The defendant replied: "No, I would never do that."

Yigit denied the woman's claim about the officer exposing himself to her, describing her account as "fiction"

Yigit is also accused of sexually assaulting another woman who answered the door in her nightdress when he visited her home in response to a report that a vehicle had been stolen.

Yigit denied any wrongdoing, claiming he put his arm around her to comfort her when she became upset.

Yigit, of Ward Road, Castleford, denies rape, two charges of sex assault and misconduct in a public office in connection with the allegation of indecent exposure.

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