You guys remember Brock Turner right? The white Stanford swimmer who sparked nationwide outrage last year when he received a jail sentence of just six months after being convicted for sexually assaulting an unconscious, intoxicated woman beside a dumpster.
Turner, an avid swimmer who had plans to compete in the Olympics, was arrested in 2015 for sexually assaulting a woman outside a fraternity party. Turner, who was 19 at the time, claimed the woman had consented to the encounter.
Well, news broke this week that Brock Turner was looking for an even better turnout then the one he received. Turner’s lawyers stated that the trial was “a detailed and lengthy set of lies,” The Associated Press reported, and that he and his team were official filing an appeal.
Although Turner faced up to 14 years in prison, his relatively light sentence came after he was convicted on three felony sexual assault charges in March 2016. He was released after serving just three months.
The alleged reason for the appeal is to reduce Turner’s obligation to register as a sex offender for life.
In their appeal, Turner’s lawyers also stated there disdain for the way Deputy District Attorney Alaleh Kianerci referred to the incident. By saying it occurred “behind a dumpster,” the brief argues, Kianerci “implied moral depravity, callousness, and culpability on the appellant’s part because of the inherent connotations of filth, garbage, detritus and criminal activity frequently generally associated with dumpsters.”
Sources: Erika Walton, Huffingtonpost.com
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