Stanford rape case swimmer leaves jail

Stanford rape case swimmer leaves jail

Until now, anyone convicted of rape using additional physical force must serve time in prison, but Turner benefited from a loophole excluding those who sexually assaulted unconscious or heavily intoxicated victims from mandatory incarceration.

Two graduate students saw the incident occurring behind a garbage bin outside a fraternity house at Stanford University.

Turner was inebriated and pinned to the ground by two global students when police detained him January 18, 2015, on charges of sexual assault and penetration.

He was facing up to 14 years in prison.

"You don't know me, but you've been inside me, and that's why we're here today", Banfield read to open the message.

"I think you have to take the whole picture in terms of what impact imprisonment has on a specific individual's life".

Smith said that Turner had received hate mail while in jail, where he was kept in protective custody.

And apparently Turner managed not to misbehave, as at 6:08 a.m. this morning, Turner left the jail through the front door, met by a large group of reporters and a much smaller contingent of protesters. She told of her struggle to shed the victim label that had been pressed upon her, and urged him to see the error of his ways, convinced that he still doesn't get it. Jerry Brown's desk, would also make the consequences for rape and sexual assault of a person who is unconscious or incapable of giving consent due to intoxication the same as for a conscious person.

"When we broaden those criminal definitions, it can broaden the swath of persons that can be criminalized", Emily Austin, the director of advocacy for the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, which declined to take a position on the bills, told the Associated Press.

A campaign to recall Persky has gained momentum.

Following a backlash, Judge Persky voluntarily removed himself from hearing criminal cases, starting next week.

It's a level of outrage - and an outpouring of support for the survivor - that is unprecedented and encouraging, say scholars, activists, and legal professionals. "Judge Persky does not". Turner's sentence was incredibly lenient to begin with.

"If we had our way, Brock Turner would be in state prison serving a six-year sentence, not going home", Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeffrey Rosen said.

The case became national news after Turner's victim delivered a 12-page, single-spaced letter to Turner at his sentencing in June. Within five days of Turner's return to OH, the former Stanford student must go to the Greene County Sheriff's Department to be photographed and registered as a sex offender, Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer told ABC News. He will have to report to a probation officer for three years and must avoid alcohol and drugs during that time.



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