The Internet exploded several weeks ago when Brock Turner, the Stanford rape case assailant, received only a six-month jail sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman; the typical sentence for a first-time offender is two years in prison.
As 15-year-old Audrie Pott lay unconscious at a party in September 2012, three boys sexually abused her, wrote comments on her body and texted photos of their act to other students at Saratoga High School in Santa Clara County.
The dismissal of a high-profile rape case in Germany has prompted a “No Means No” campaign with overtones of the outrage that greeted the recent U.S. sexual assault case involving a Stanford University swimmer.
Santa Clara County prosecutors have blocked the judge who sentenced former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail in a sexual assault case from hearing an upcoming sex crimes case.
A juror who helped convict a former Stanford University student-athlete of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman thinks the “ridiculously lenient” six-month jail sentence imposed by the presiding judge has made a mockery of the jury’s verdict, a newspaper reported Monday.
The mother of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner begged the judge not to sentence him to jail for sexual assault, saying he’d never survive, according to court documents released last week.
What began as a grassroots protest over a six-month jail sentence for a Stanford University student for rape has quickly mushroomed into a political campaign with a single mission: Fire the judge who handed down the sentence.
Last week, the ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Allen Turner was given a six-month jail sentence and probation for committing three violent felonies, including assault with intent to rape an intoxicated woman.
Some jurors are refusing to serve in the courtroom of Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, citing his decision to sentence Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to only six months in jail in a sexual assault case.
Outrage over six-month sentence handed to former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner last week following a sexual assault conviction has sparked an effort to recall Santa Clara County Superior Court judge Aaron Persky, but any effort to unseat the judge will be extremely difficult, according to experts.
The flurry of outrage surrounding the Stanford rape case produced one of this week’s most engaging reads: Rebecca Makkai’s article in the New Yorker about her own experience penning a statement to the court as a survivor of sexual assault.
If convicted criminals were sentenced by public poll, or a weighted average of outrage expressed on social media and radio talk shows, Stanford student and star swimmer Brock Allen Turner would be looking at more than just six months in jail and three years on probation for his 2015 sexual assault of an unconscious woman.
Hundreds of thousands of people have signed petitions calling for the removal of Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky because of his disturbingly light six-month sentence of Stanford student Brock Turner for the 2015 sexual assault of an unconscious woman.
Brock Turner, a former Stanford University swimmer, could be released as early as September after serving only three months of his six-month jail sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster near campus.
The six-month sentence given to a former Stanford University swimmer after he was convicted of sexual assault is unusually low for such a case, legal experts said, but will probably stand despite widespread criticism.
By now, there’s no way you’ve missed the story of Brock Turner, a 20-year-old Stanford swimmer and former Olympic hopeful who in January 2015 was discovered (and chased down) by fellow students as he assaulted an unconscious, partially clothed woman behind a dumpster after a fraternity party.
A former Stanford University swimmer who was sentenced to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on campus has blamed a “party culture and risk-taking behavior” for his actions.
To the editor: The father’s comments about “a steep price for 20 minutes of action” certainly did not make the judge’s sentencing decision for convicted sex offender Brock Turner, the Stanford student who assaulted an unconscious woman, any easier.