Stanford University’s Brock Turner is sentenced to six months for raping an intoxicated and unconscious coed
By Marty Carlson
A California judge’s decision to hand down a Stafford University swimmer a six-month jail sentence for raping and woman has been met with extreme outrage across the nation. Critics are saying the decision is far too lenient.
Brock Turner had assaulted a coed who was intoxicated and unconscious. Prosecutors had asked he be sentenced to six years for the January 2015 assault.
The sentencing was done after the judge received two letters about the case that had been highly public in which it sparked further outcry. One of the letters was from the victim who wrote a 12-page emotional statement and the other was from Turner’s father who minimized his son’s crime as “20 minutes of action.”
The Little shit bird, who is 20 years old, was convicted in March of the intent to commit rape of an intoxicated/unconscious person.
Judge Aaron Persky, of the Santa Clara County Superior Court, send the Turner’s age and lack of criminal history made him feel that imposing a six-month jail sentence with probation was appropriate. It is noted that Turner have to register as a sex offender.
Understand to that he was sentenced to six months it will only do three, that is how we do things in California.
A prison sentence, the judge said, would have a severe impact on him and I think he will not be a danger to others, he was quoted as saying.
I’m curious if he took the victim and consideration of the severe impact on her, it does not seem to be that way anymore.
This is resulted in thousands of people signing an online petition to recall Persky, which is always a possibility in California, where judges are elected.
The petition reads that judge Persky failed to see that the fact that Brock Turner is a star athlete at a prestigious university does not entitle him to leniency. And he is not sending a very good message to others that sexual assault is against the law regardless of your standing or athletic abilities or your race. The petition also states please help rectify this travesty to justice.
Stanford University has released a statement stating they did everything within his power to ensure that justice was served in this case, they claim that the incident was immediately investigated and referred to the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
The Stafford University also claims once they learn the identity of the woman they had reached out and confidentially offered her support and kept her informed of the steps that they were taking. In lesson two weeks after the report of the incident Turner had been banned from setting foot on campus as a student or otherwise. That is, they claim is the harshest sanction that can be imposed on a student at a university.