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Sat Dec 2, 2017, 04:15 PM

Ex-Stanford Swimmer Appeals Sexual Assault Conviction

Source: Reuters

A former Stanford University swimmer found guilty of sexual assault in California has appealed his conviction after serving a sentence that many condemned as an example of how the justice system fails to take such crimes seriously enough.

Brock Turner, then 19, was arrested in 2015 after two of his fellow students at the Northern California university saw him outside of a fraternity house on top of an unconscious woman. He was convicted of sexual assault the following year.

After serving three months of a six-month sentence, Turner was released early for good behavior. He had to register as a sex offender in his home state of Ohio last year, after leaving Stanford.

Turnerís lawyer, Eric Multhaup, said in papers filed on Friday in a California appeals court that a prosecutor in the trial incorrectly told jurors the sexual assault occurred behind a trash bin. The woman Turner was convicted of sexually assaulting was found near a garbage enclosure but not behind a trash bin, according to the appeal. Multhaup said that implying otherwise gave the impression Turner tried to hide his activities with the woman.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-rape/ex-stanford-swimmer-appeals-sexual-assault-conviction-idUSKBN1DW0N2

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Reply Ex-Stanford Swimmer Appeals Sexual Assault Conviction (Original post)
Calista241 Dec 2017 OP
TDale313 Dec 2017 #1
FarPoint Dec 2017 #4
WyLoochka Dec 2017 #9
WyLoochka Dec 2017 #10
Corgigal Dec 2017 #2
iluvtennis Dec 2017 #3
More_Cowbell Dec 2017 #5
DangerousUrNot Dec 2017 #6
mulsh Dec 2017 #7
Pachamama Dec 2017 #8
TexasBushwhacker Dec 2017 #11
Pachamama Dec 2017 #12
TexasBushwhacker Dec 2017 #13

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 04:19 PM

1. Fucking rapist needs life to slap him upside the head

Hard.

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 04:31 PM

4. I understand the family has money...

Well...we will see... can't stop it... makes it awful for the victim.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 05:11 PM

9. Actually they are "comfortable" middle class

Not wealthy.



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Response to TDale313 (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 05:12 PM

10. He as not convicted of rape

Was not charged with rape

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 04:21 PM

2. Blanket party?

Anyone close by.

Just a thought.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 04:28 PM

3. Followed this case and he did it. I was appalled at the 6-month sentence. If it hadn't been for

two tourists out for an evening walk, he likely would have killed the young woman. He was a predator and took advantage of a drunk young woman at a party. Despicable.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 04:33 PM

5. That judge did another horrible thing that day

Persky had another abuse victim right before Turner. He had no time to listen to her, but plenty of time to be solicitous about her abuser.

"When she read her lengthy statement in court, the woman struggled at times, since English is not her first language. On multiple occasions, Persky asked her to speed up and finish her remarks.

"After she concluded, Persky said little about her speech. Instead, the judge and Chiangís lawyer discussed the timing of jail in what appeared to be an effort to ensure that the defendant would be released each weekend in time for work on Monday."

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/01/sexual-assault-case-brock-turner-judge-aaron-persky


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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 04:33 PM

6. Fuck him and that judge.🖕🏾

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 04:35 PM

7. "The 172-page appeal requests that the conviction be overturned and that Turner receive a new trial.

But if he is convicted again, he could face a longer prison sentence."

Here's a good example of why reading the whole article before posting is a good idea.

I was ready go off half cocked about this rapist but now i'm fully in favor of a new trail with a different judge might be the right thing for this young guy.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 04:45 PM

8. Poster Boy for the Rape and Sexual Assault Culture

File his picture in every encyclopedia or dictionary describing horrific acts of sexual assault against a woman


My hope is that an Appeal court was able to increase his sentence....

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 06:06 PM

11. Actually he HAS become the poster boy

I've seen his picture pop up on click bait sites referring to articles on campus rape, including this one.

https://nypost.com/2016/06/11/the-frenzy-over-campus-rape-culture-is-hurting-real-victims/

I've seen his mug shot pop up elsewhere too.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 09:17 PM

12. Well deserved for that Predator

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I hope his picture will always pop up everywhere

It was horrible what he did and how he raped her and left her by a dumpster....but even more disgusting were his claims later describing the assault of her and him acting like he was the victim.

I also hope he will never be allowed to competitively swim or compete in any competition.

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 09:21 PM

13. I think he's already been banned from swimming in NCAA events

He also wanted to be a physician. I doubt he would be able to get into any med school or residency program in the US.

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