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Daughter of Crazy John’s tycoon claims she was raped at 15 by a Melbourne private schoolboy

Daughter of Crazy John’s tycoon claims she was raped at 15 by a private schoolboy and the case was ‘mishandled’ by police

  • Yasmin Ilhan alleged she was raped aged 15 in a series of public Instagram posts 
  • She made a formal complaint last year but police decided not to pursue matter
  • Police said they completed an investigation but there was insufficient evidence
  • Ms Ilhan claimed she was failed by police and was left horrified by her treatment 

The daughter of the late Crazy John’s tycoon John Ilhan has alleged she was raped aged 15 by a private schoolboy at a birthday party and claimed she was ‘horrified’ by the way police treated her after they decided not to pursue the case.

Yasmin Ilhan aired the allegations in a series of public Instagram posts this week after being told by police no charges would be laid due to insufficient evidence. 

Ms Ilhan alleged she was raped at a home in Glen Iris, Melbourne’s southeast, when she was a student at Melbourne Grammar School by a teenage boy who was studying at a nearby private school. 

Yasmin Ilhan (pictured) alleged she was raped aged 15 by a private schoolboy in a series of public posts

Ms Ilhan said she made a formal complaint to police last year but was recently informed no charges would be laid

She claimed police had previously assured her her alleged rapist would be charged

Ms Ilhan said she made a formal complaint to police last year but was told no charges would be laid due to insufficient evidence 

The now 23-year-old law graduate, who is living in London, made a formal complaint to police last year but was told on March 15 officers would not be pursuing the matter, a decision which was upheld on April 20 following a review.

Ms Ilhan posted online that she was ‘horrified by how police have treated me’, claiming ‘they antagonised me, made me cry, spoke over me and dismissed me’.

‘They have repeatedly refused to answer my questions about their decision. They said I contradicted my own evidence, yet they failed to back this up when I asked for examples,’ she claimed. 

‘Even more shockingly, they said the fact that I have a law degree raises concerns about my story.’  

Victoria Police said they supported Ms Ilhan through the reporting process and provided her access to appropriate services for ongoing support and assistance.

Ms Ilhan claimed she had been assured by police her alleged rapist would be charged and that she was not given answers as to why the case had been closed.   

Ms Ilhan (pictured) was told on March 15 police would not be pursuing with an investigation into her allegations, a decision which was upheld a month later following a review

Ms Ilhan (pictured) was told on March 15 police would not be pursuing with an investigation into her allegations, a decision which was upheld a month later following a review 

Ms Ilhan made a number of claims against police in her Instagram posts

She said she had been contacted by other women after airing the allegations on Instagram

Ms Ilhan made a number of claims against police in her Instagram posts and said she had been contacted by other women after airing the allegations

In a statement provided to Daily Mail Australia, Victoria Police said: ‘Detectives from Moorabbin Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Team have conducted a thorough investigation into a report of a sexual assault at a house in Glen Iris in February, 2013.

‘The matter was reported to police last year and a comprehensive investigation took place. 

‘After assessing all available evidence, the reporting person was advised that there was insufficient material to commence a criminal prosecution and the investigation had concluded.’ 

Ms Ilhan's father John (pictured) started the mobile phone retail chain Crazy John's in 1991. He passed away in 2007

Ms Ilhan’s father John (pictured) started the mobile phone retail chain Crazy John’s in 1991. He passed away in 2007 

Ms Ilhan claimed she had been failed by police

Ms Ilhan said she had not been provided with answers as to why her case was closed

Ms Ilhan (pictured left and right) claimed she had been failed by police and said she had not been provided with answers as to why her case was closed 

Ms Ilhan said after posting about her alleged rape she received messages from other girls who had similar experiences with the accused.

‘The police have not just failed me but all these other victims,’ she claimed. 

Ms Ilhan father John started Crazy John’s, a mobile phone retail chain, in 1991 and amassed a fortune of $300million before he died in 2007 from a hereditary heart condition.

His death at age 42 came when Ms Ilhan, his eldest daughter, was eight.   

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