A MARRIED businessman has been the first person jailed as part of a police crackdown on sex offenders.
Gurhan Sayan, 45, took his victim on a 20-minute terror ride before sexually assaulting her and dumping her at the roadside.
Sayan, from Chester-le-Street, saw the 28-year-old woman fall over in the street after a night out and got her into his car.
Sayan, of Plunkett Terrace, was jailed for three years and nine months for sexual assault at Newcastle Crown Court yesterday, which he admitted.
Gurhan Sayan is the first person to be jailed as part of Operation Sanctuary, launched to tackle the sexual abuse and exploitation of vulnerable young women.
The total of people arrested under Operation Sanctuary stands at 112 and 19 people have been charged.