Rapist Brock Turner gets lifetime ban from Team USA swimming


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Rapist Brock Turner gets lifetime ban from Team USA swimming

Turner's six-month jail sentence has been roundly criticized as too lenient. The former Stanford University student has also been banned by USA Swimming for life.

"His life will never be the one that he dreamed about and worked so hard to achieve", Dan A. Turner said in arguing that his son should receive no jail time. Despite the prosecution request for a six-year sentence, he was sentenced to six months and three years of probation.

More than one million signatures have been gathered on a group of online petitions this week in an attempt to oust the judge in the Stanford University rape case.

Rights activists and members of the general public have accused Mr Persky of being influenced by Turner's upbringing in a wealthy, white family, and his achievements as a college swimmer.

Taking into account more than three dozen letters from character witnesses and a recommendation from the county probation department, Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Turner to six months in jail and three years' probation for attacking the intoxicated 23-year-old woman behind a campus dumpster in January 2015. "As a result, USA Swimming doesn't have any jurisdiction over Brock Turner".

Stanford University isn't the only institution that has barred Turner.

On Thursday, it was revealed the Turner is scheduled to be released from jail on September 2, just three months after admission, per the Santa Clara County Department of Corrections. "He also failed to send the message that sexual assault is against the law regardless of social class, race, gender or other factors". Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky is the subject of a Change.org petition to remove him from the bench. "This is a reason for all of us to speak louder", said the victim. A call to commission attorney Victoria Henley about what penalties the agency could impose was not immediately returned. I want the judge to know that he ignited a tiny fire.

She wrote: 'I was not there that night.

"I am in awe of your courage for speaking out â€" for so clearly naming the wrongs that were done to you and so passionately asserting your equal claim to human dignity", Biden's letter says.

The former member of the Stanford swim team was not a member of the organization when he committed the crime that resulted in three felony convictions for sexual assault in a California Court. She described the traumatic and humiliating experience of enduring an hours-long forensic exam for sexual assault.



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