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People Going to Brock Turner's Home With AR-15s

House has reportedly been egged, too

(Newser) - Jail might have been more peaceful for Brock Turner than his family home in Bellbrook, Ohio. About a dozen protesters armed with assault rifles including AR-15s gathered outside the home on Tuesday calling for rapists to be castrated and killed. "The message we want to send is … '... More »

Brock Turner Is Officially a Sex Offender

He registered Tuesday in Ohio

(Newser) - Brock Turner and his parents went to the Greene County sheriff's office in Ohio on Tuesday so the former Stanford University swimmer could register as a sex offender—something he'll have to repeat four times per year for the rest of his life, NBC News reports. His... More »

A Silent Brock Turner Leaves Jail

He'll 'have the whole community as his probation officer'

(Newser) - Brock Turner left Santa Clara County Jail in California before the sun had risen Friday, ignoring questions from reporters like, "Are you going to say you're sorry, Brock?" The former Stanford University swimmer—who kept his head down and rode off in a white SUV just after 6am... More »

Calif. Aims to Close Brock Turner Loophole

Under new law, he would have faced a minimum of 3 years

(Newser) - In response to the anger over the six-month jail term former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner received after sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, California lawmakers Monday passed legislation that would keep such a sentence from being handed down again. The current law calls for a mandatory prison term when a victim... More »

'Stanford Rapist' Out Friday After Serving Half of Sentence

Brock Turner scheduled for release

(Newser) - Brock Turner, the former Stanford swimmer whose sexual assault conviction and subsequent sentencing to six months in jail made headlines, is scheduled to be released Friday after serving just three months behind bars. The San Jose Mercury News confirmed the release date via jail records and the Santa Clara County... More »

Stanford Bans Hard Alcohol at Undergrad Parties

But students can still keep it in their rooms

(Newser) - After months of headlines about the heavy drinking culture at Stanford thanks to the Brock Turmer rape case , the university has announced new rules on drinking: No more hard alcohol at undergrad parties, reports the Stanford Daily . Beer and wine are still OK, but no booze more than 40 proof... More »

Brock Turner Judge Steps Away From New Sex-Crimes Case

Aaron Persky says he thinks some may doubt his ability to be impartial

(Newser) - A California judge under fire for the light sentence he gave to ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner has recused himself from making his first key decision in another sex-crimes case, per the AP . Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky filed a statement with the court saying that some people might... More »

Ex-Colorado U Student Spared Prison for Rape

Prosecutors wanted him to serve up to 12 years

(Newser) - A rape case in Colorado has strong echoes of the Brock Turner case at Stanford in the defendant's behavior, the victim's powerful statement—and the controversial light sentence. Former University of Colorado student Austin James Wilkerson, 22, was spared a sentence in state prison Wednesday after he was... More »

Stanford Rape Victim Was Grilled About Her 'Partying'

Court transcripts from March hearings released

(Newser) - In her powerful statement , the woman former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner sexually assaulted described the court process as "traumatizing." Now it's clear why. Court records reveal she was grilled about her body and drinking habits when interrogated by Turner's lawyers. In a March 21 hearing, a... More »

Caught in Lie, Brock Turner's Probation Terms to Change

A drug and alcohol counseling requirement will be added

(Newser) - The former Stanford University swimmer who got six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman will be required to attend drug and alcohol counseling on top of random testing after he was caught lying about his high school habits. Brock Turner , 20, will have the counseling requirements added... More »

Petition Aims to Leave Brock Turner Judge Jury-Less

'If he doesn't have a jury, he can't do his job'

(Newser) - More than 5,000 Californians have signed a petition stating they will refuse to serve on a jury in Aaron Persky’s courtroom following his lenient sentence for Stanford sex criminal Brock Turner , reports the San Jose Mercury News . The "Don't Serve in Judge Persky's Court" petition... More »

Brock Turner Judge Was Harsher in Similar Case

Latino man's sentence was 6 times longer

(Newser) - The Brock Turner controversy rumbles on: A defendant from a very different background than the former Stanford student received a much harsher sentence from the same judge in a similar case, the Guardian reports. According to court records, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky oversaw a plea deal... More »

Stanford Case Wasn't 'Rape,' but That Could Change

Lawmakers say current laws are too narrow

(Newser) - Brock Turner has become known as "the Stanford rapist" since he was convicted of sexual assault against a now 23-year-old woman and sentenced to six months in prison. But technically Turner, 22, wasn't convicted of rape: He was convicted of three counts of sexual assault—assault with... More »

Stanford Rape Judge Pulled From New Sex-Assault Case

DA says he doesn't think Persky can 'fairly participate'

(Newser) - Aaron Persky, the judge widely condemned for his lenient ruling in the Stanford rape case , has been abruptly removed from a new sexual-assault case. District Attorney Jeff Rosen says he lost confidence in Persky after he took the unusual step of ending a misdemeanor mail theft case midtrial on Monday,... More »

Court Records Shed More Light on Stanford Rape Sentence

Judge was swayed by Brock Turner's crime-free history prior to assault

(Newser) - Brock Turner's clean background more than anything else spared him a lengthy prison sentence in the Stanford rape case. A newly released court transcript sheds the most light yet on the thinking of Judge Aaron Persky in handing down the controversial sentence, reports the Guardian . For example, Persky mentioned... More »

Graduating Students React to Stanford Rape

Outrage over Brock Turner's 6-month sentence continues

(Newser) - Stanford University graduating students and women's rights advocates used the school's commencement ceremony to again express their anger over the six-month jail sentence given to a former student for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman , reports the AP . A handful of students demonstrated Sunday during "Wacky Walk,"... More »

Victim's Sister: Brock Turner Tried to Force Himself on Me Too

And more from court documents released Friday

(Newser) - The sister of Brock Turner's victim says Turner tried to force himself on her the same night he raped her sister. That's one of a number of things revealed in court documents released Friday. The Los Angeles Times reports the victim's sister says Turner "started making... More »

Brock Turner Gets Lifetime Ban From USA Swimming

Effectively ending his Olympic dreams

(Newser) - Brock Turner may have received just a six-month sentence (of which he'll likely serve only three) from a judge for raping an unconscious girl behind a dumpster, but he won't get the same leniency from USA Swimming, USA Today reports. The organization, which oversees all professional swim... More »

Would-Be Jurors Boycotting Stanford Rape Judge

He's also accused of siding with suspects in teen gang-rape case

(Newser) - The judge in the Stanford rape case isn't just facing a petition to get him off the bench —he's become so unpopular that potential jurors are bailing. KPIX reports that on Wednesday, some 20 potential jurors refused to serve on a jury in an unrelated stolen-goods case... More »

Brock Turner Scheduled for Release 3 Months Early

County jail inmates only serve half their sentences if they stay out of trouble

(Newser) - People already outraged about Stanford rapist Brock Turner's six-month jail sentence aren't going to like this next piece of news: He'll likely go free after only three months. The AP reports Turner, convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman during a frat party last January, was booked... More »

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