The father of an ex-Stanford University student convicted of sexual assault on a drunk, unconscious woman has angered many after writing that his son should not do prison time for “20 minutes of action.”
Brock Turner was found guilty of three felony sexual assault counts for a January 2015 attack on his female victim behind a trash bin. Two graduate students caught him in the act and held him until police arrived.
Michele Dauber, a Stanford University law professor, tweeted the letter that Dan Turner wrote in hopes of convincing Judge Persky to spare his son from prison time (SEE BELOW).
Brock was sentenced to six months in a county jail with three months’ probation. He’ll also be on the sex offender registry for the rest of his life. The 20-year-old has aborted his studies at Stanford, and now his chances of landing a successful career as a swimmer appear to have been sunk.
“You took away my worth, my privacy, my energy, my time, my intimacy, my confidence, my own voice, until today,” read a section of “Emily Doe’s” victim impact statement (Read it in full here).