EarHustle411 has seen and heard it all with this case. Former Stanford University swimmer who raped an unconscious woman behind a dumpster will not pay the ultimate price and serve sufficient time for his devious behavior. The sitting judge in the case Judge Aaron Persky, gave convicted rapist Brock Allen Turner a very sweet sentence and stated the reason he was extending the olive branch was because a lengthy jail sentence would have a “severe” impact on him. WOW!!…prestige really has its privileges.
Read more as reported by NY Magazine’s The Cut:
Brock Allen Turner, the former Stanford swimmer who was discovered raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on campus in January of last year, will be sentenced to six months in county jail and probation. Prosecutors had recommended that Turner receive a sentence of six years, but judge Aaron Persky determined that Turner’s age — 20 — and lack of criminal history warranted him a much shorter sentence.
“A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him,” Persky said at Turner’s sentencing on Thursday. “I think he will not be a danger to others.” Meanwhile, the 23-year-old victim in the rape case, who had had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit at the time of the rape and who had no memory of the attack, gave important testimony at the trial.
“You took away my worth, my privacy, my energy, my time, my safety, my intimacy, my confidence, my own voice, until today,” she said, reportedly directly to Turner. “I am a human being who has been irreversibly hurt.” And yet it’s Turner who would be severely impacted in his sentencing. Right.
Source: New York Magazine’s The CUT