Brock Turner, the convicted rapist who once swam for Stanford, will be released from Santa Clara County Jail in California after just three months instead of six, assuming he stays on good behavior. According to the Associated Press, records show that Turner was booked into the jail on June 2 and is scheduled to be released Sept. 2.
“County jail inmates serve 50 percent of their sentences if they keep a clean disciplinary record,” the AP writes.
Turner was convicted on charges of assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated woman, sexually penetrating an intoxicated person with a foreign object and sexually penetrating an unconscious person with a foreign object after an incident outside a Stanford fraternity party in January 2015. His six-month sentence, delivered last week, drew worldwide outrage and led to a recall campaign against Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, who handed down the lenient sentence because, he said, a longer stint would have a “severe impact” on the 20-year-old.
Prosecutors wanted Turner to serve six years in jail, not six months.
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