Stanford Rapist Brock Turner Is Appealing His Conviction
His legal adviser is arguing that what he did was "not a crime."
With an estimated 1 in 5 women being sexually assaulted on college campuses each year, the thought of being raped is a nightmare for most women. But when this nightmare becomes a reality, all too often the victims do not get the justice they seek in court.
Perhaps most notably, the case of Brock Turner caused a national outcry last year on behalf of his victim when the convicted Turner received an unusually light 6 months in jail — and was released after serving only half his sentence due to good behavior.
You might remember Turner as the former swimmer and Stanford student who sparked conversation online about consent just a few months ago. You'll more likely remember his face and name, after word of the victim impact statement in his trial went viral online.
Turner has officially appealed his sexual assault conviction for which he only served 3 months. If successful, the appeal would mean Turner would no longer have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
Lawyers for the former Stanford student are arguing that his trial consisted of "a detailed and lengthy set of lies."
They claim that the victim was not assaulted "behind a dumpster," but rather next to one in a a "completely open setting" and therefore was not trying to conceal his actions.
Stay tuned for more updates on the Brock Turner appeal.