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.
Brock Turner, convicted of sexual assault after attacking an unconscious woman in 2015, lost his appeal Wednesday. Turner’s case drew international attention in 2016 after Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky sentenced the former student to six months in county jail, and critics condemned the sentence as a wrist slap. Stanford Law Professor […]
Though already released from the very light sentence imposed on him by a sympathetic judge, Stanford rapist Brock Turner wants to have his verdict overturned all the same. Turner’s lawyers argued in their appeal filed Friday that the initial trial was “a detailed and lengthy set of lies.” They are also hoping to overturn the […]
Brock Turner is scheduled to be getting out of jail this week, three months early.
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