Jan 16, 2016 Leesburg, FL
This article is a work in progress and will be updated through Jan 19, 2016.
The Orlando Sentinel reported yesterday, Jan. 15, that a worker in a store in the ViaPort Mall in Leesburg, FL “sexually battered” a female customer IN THE STORE before letting her go. A picture of the abuser is in this article and below.
The Daily Commercial also reported the attack HERE. Their story includes more details, including the fact the alleged attacker is still in jail pending a $30,000 bail requirement.
We tried to find out if the employee is Turkish and a Muslim, since his described sexual battering actions are practiced by Muslims in the UK and Europe.
The article doesn’t mention that ViaPort is owned by a TURKISH company and that country is 99% Muslim. According to a Jan. 19, 2014 article (see link below) about ViaPort, “Lake Square Mall is the first U.S. property purchased by Via Port U.S.A., which is under Turkish company Via Properties.”
The male sex batterer’s name, Sevket Aksoz, appears to me to be Turkish, not Arabic.
The article doesn’t disclose if the man is from Turkey or his religion.
However, his actions and lack of respect of the woman parallel “sexual grooming” practices used by Muslims in other countries like the 1400 sexual abuses in the UK and the hundreds of attacks by Muslim migrants in German cities on New Year’s eve.
The Orlando Sentinel said:
"Aksoz offered her a lamp valued at $100 for just $60. Then he told her she was beautiful, put his hand on her arm and around her waist before holding her hand and guiding her around the store, according to the affidavit."
"The customer told investigators that because the man was foreign, she thought that this was custom. Eventually Aksoz offered her a free ring, and after the customer declined he put it on her finger anyway, police said."
I called the Via Port mall on Saturday (today) and left a message. Marketing manager "Stephanie" called back about 2pm +and said the abuser had been "banned from the mall".
Store lessees and employees are not subject to background checks: I asked if they have any requirement that store owners and employees are vetted to detect national security risks or sexual abusers. She said her mall (and others) do not do so for stores or employees. "We don't determine who they hire". She said a corporation usually takes over a lease and it is up to them to screen employees. This seems to be a weakness in the retail business, so if they don't vett store lease holders or employees, you have to hope all the store owners and employees have American values and respect women.
The apparent mall industry practice of no vetting of store owners or employees means it also allows leasing to questionable businesses with no vetting of employees. So, a child care center could be set up by pedophiles or a store could be used as a front for an illegal business.
Stephanie said she could not comment on whether the employee was from Turkey or was a Muslim.
So, women going to ViaPort should be aware of who they are dealing with in stores. Most stores still seem to be operated by local Americans, but some are not. The article describes how even after all the physical attempts to sexually abuse her, the woman stayed to pay for the lamp, indicating her self doubt that this was a crime. Ladies, read the article and see if you think his actions were acceptable or not.
Note: the Viaport Florida Facebook page says they will be offering a Women’s self-defense class starting Jan. 18th. Now we know why.
Viaport Florida Facebook Page
Viaport Florida will be offering a women’s self-defense class the third Monday of every month starting January 18th, 2016.
The class will be held in the center court near the fountain from 6:30pm-7:30pm. There is no cost to join the class.
I will be following up on this article with more details the local press won’t tell you. I will contact the NY office and ask why they don't run security checks on store employees and how someone like this abuser was hired in the Mall.
- Congratulations to the 23 year old female victim who reported this crime. Many do not and think it is their fault.
- American females need to learn how to evaluate their environment, and perhaps not shop in a store with a single foreign male who is sexually aggressive like described in the story.
- According to the ViaPort rep, Stephanie, neither ViaPort or other malls ensure there are adequate security background checks on employees in the stores. I would expect national chains to do so, but not individual store owners. So, don't let a single male store employee in a small, single owner store guide you into hidden areas of a store.
- Since ViaPort is Turkish owned, are they bringing in Muslim Turkish store or kiosk operators with values that conflict with American values? We don't know, but today, Saturday, Jan 16th I went to ViaPort and saw an empty storefront with a sign from a prior tenant at the top saying it had "Turkish" items. When I left, a workman had covered that sign. I have the after picture.
- I am sure the major, national US chains of stores in ViaPort are safe. But be aware when entering small one owner stores who may not have vetted their employees.
- We may be accused of racism, but Islam is NOT a race, and Muslims come from many different ethnic backgrounds.
- We may be accused of Islamophobia, but if that means objecting to a culture that beheads people, stones women, cuts arms off, provides women with much less respect and unequal treatment in a legal system (Sharia) that conflicts with American values, then so be it. Read my Fact Sheet on Islam Dangers.
- Be concerned if store owners, mall owners, local media or local law enforcement cover up identification and religion of foreigners when they act in conflict with American values. You need to know. The government may avoid profiling certain cults, but your safety depends upon your knowledge of who to avoid.
Share this if you know others who need to know this information since the main stream media avoids it.
The ViaPort mall number is 787-1200 .
You can reach ViaPort New York from that number. The country manager's name is Cenk Hayirlioğlu.