Stanford rapist Brock Turner already free

Brock Turner. Photo: Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office

Continuing to demonstrate the benefits of privilege, convicted sexual offender Brock Turner has been released a mere 3 months into his prison term, for good behavior. The already short sentence was met by public outrage when ordered and has lead to a recall movement of the presiding Superior Court Judge, Aaron Persky.

The good-behaving sexual offender has returned to his home in Ohio where he has registered as a sex offender.

Via the LA Times:

Former Stanford University student Brock Turner, who was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman and sentenced to six months in jail, registered as a sex offender in his home state of Ohio Tuesday morning, state records show.

Turner was released from the Santa Clara County Jail on Friday after serving half of his sentence — a penalty criticized for its leniency. Early releases are commonly given because of good behavior and because of California’s prison realignment.


Turner, 21, was convicted in March of three felony counts: assault with the intent to commit rape of an unconscious person, sexual penetration of an unconscious person and sexual penetration of an intoxicated person. He attacked an unconscious woman behind a garbage bin on the Palo Alto university’s campus in January 2015.

At his sentencing, Turner faced up to 14 years in prison. Prosecutors sought a six-year prison term.

Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky ultimately opted for the lighter jail term of six months and also sentenced the Ohio native to three years of probation. At the time, he said a lengthier penalty would have a “severe impact” on Turner.

Persky is facing a recall campaign over his handling of Turner’s case.