Early Friday morning, former Stanford University student Brock Turner left a Santa Clara County jail after serving half of a six-month sentence for sexual assault.
His release marked the latest chapter in a case that garnered national attention and went viral when Turner’s victim, who remains anonymous, made public a searing account of her assault, its aftermath and her disappointment in a legal system that she felt failed to recognize the gravity of Turner’s crime.
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While the prosecutors recommended a six-year prison sentence for a sexual assault that took place in January 2015, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky gave Turner six months in county jail and three years of probation. He was released early for good behavior. Read more…More about Gender, Rape, Sexual Assault, Brock Turner, and Us World
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