An Unconscious Woman At Stanford University Essay

1773 Words Oct 25th, 2016 8 Pages
On January 18th, 2015, an unconscious woman was found in a field close to the Kappa Alpha fraternity house at Stanford University. When law enforcement arrived, they found her on the ground, behind a garbage dumpster with her dress hiked up to her waist, and her underwear lying on the ground. Several yards away, Brock Turner was pinned down by a couple of bystanders that found him on top of the unconscious woman. Law enforcement arrived and arrested Turner. When interrogated, Turner told the officers that he kissed the victim, ended up on the ground, and ‘digitally penetrated her’ for five minutes. He denied that his pants ever came off. There were several other women that came forward to the police from the night of the college party that presented a common consensus about how Turner was grabby and aggressive. On June 2nd of 2016 Turner was convicted of three charges of sexual assault, which had the potential of fourteen years in prison and a two-year minimum guideline for each of the three counts. Prosecutors recommended six years of imprisonment, and Turner was convicted by a unanimous jury. Judge Aaron Persky, however, sentenced Turner to a six month sentence with three years of probation. Persky’s main reasoning was that he believed Turner’s side of the story. That is, the victim gave consent. “I mean, I take him at his word that, subjectively, that’s his version of events," Persky said.
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