Brock Turner May Have Shared Pics of Victim's Breast
Witness saw him aiming his phone at her
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2016 4:32 PM CDT
In this Feb. 2, 2015 photo, former Stanford student and athlete Brock Turner appaers in a Palo Alto, Calif., courtroom.    (Karl Mondon/San Jose Mercury News via AP)

(Newser) – A Stanford swimmer found guilty of sexual assault may have snapped photos of his unconscious victim's breasts while assaulting her—and sent the pics to friends in a group chat, Cosmopolitan reports. According to police, a witness who saw Brock Turner, 20, standing over the woman's body during the assault said Turner was pointing his phone at her. "The cell phone had a bright light pointed in the direction of the female," the witness is quoted as saying, "using either a flashlight app on the phone or its built in app." When the witness approached, Turner apparently left for a while and returned to continue the assault. That's when two Swedish men came by on bicycles and grabbed Turner when he tried to flee.

Santa Clara police then spotted a text message on Turner's phone after the arrest, ABC News reports. Per the police report, cops saw the message "sent to Turner in the GroupMe application that said 'Who's t--- [breasts] are those?'" Police got a search warrant but couldn't find the text or any related photos (possibly because GroupMe messages aren't stored and can be deleted by others in the group, CNN notes). A screen grab of the actual message, published by the Daily Mail, shows that it's written in the singular ("Whos t-- is that")—which could matter, because the rape survivor's bra was disheveled and raised over her left breast. Still, says Cosmo, it might have been another GroupMe friend who sent out photos of another woman's breast. (The survivor's sister says Turner tried forcing himself on her, too.)