Brock Turner Found Guilty of Sexual Assault, Sentencing In June

A jury has officially found former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner guilty of three felony sexual assault charges from January of 2015.

Turner, who was a freshman on the Stanford swimming roster during the 2014-2015 season, was arrested in January of 2015 after being found on top of an unconscious woman near a fraternity house on the Stanford campus.

After deliberating for two days, the jury found Turner guilty of all three charges: assault with the intent to commit rape, sexual penetration of an intoxicated person and sexual penetration of an unconscious person.

Testimony in the case took place last week. The victim was a 23-year-old woman who had graduated from a different school, but visited a fraternity party at Stanford with her sister and some friends. She testified that she had no memory of the events of the night after drinking at the party. Two bikers, who found Turner on top of her and confronted him, testified that Turner tried to run, and that the woman was unconscious.

Turner testified later in the week, claiming the woman danced with him and kissed him at the frat party, agreed to return to his dormitory with him, and then consented during the sexual contact. The 20-year-old denied any intent to rape the woman.

NBC Bay Area reports that Turner’s sentencing will take place on June 2. He could face up to 10 years in prison.

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Suzanne
4 years ago

Glad to hear that a jury was not fooled by this young man’s lies on the stand. Too bad for everyone but justice was served in this case.

how do you know
Reply to  Suzanne
4 years ago

what exactly are you referring to….?

christopher
Reply to  Suzanne
4 years ago

i disagree, it was consential, but the girl played possum after being discovered

christopher
Reply to  christopher
4 years ago

funny she was unconscience in the woods by themselves, c,mon!

Reply to  christopher
4 years ago

You’re really stretching it now.

northern sue
4 years ago

Agreed, justice served. He still doesn’t seem to accept that an unconscious woman cannot give consent, regardless of whatever may or may not have happened earlier. The British police made an excellent video describing sexual consent using the analogy of serving tea. I’m not sure if the link will post correctly here, but you can find it on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQbei5JGiT8.

Catherine
Reply to  northern sue
4 years ago

I love that video; it explains consent in a very non-preachy manner. I recommend it for anyone sending a kid off to university this fall.

itsnotbreaststrokeanymore
4 years ago

Things to teach my daughter based on experience in college as an athlete, bartender and frat guy: 1) Never let yourself or one of your girlfriends be separated from the herd. Don’t leave a girl behind. 2) Think of every man as Ted Bundy with a knockout shot at the ready. 3) The smoother a guy is, the more practiced he is at deception. 4) Be very, very careful with the quiet ones. My experience is that some of those guys have a dark side. 5) Whenever you meet someone you are interested in kissing, switch immediately to non-alcoholic drinks. Never let a guy buy you a mixed drink or shot. Beer in a bottle that you see opened by… Read more »

Debra Holster
Reply to  itsnotbreaststrokeanymore
4 years ago

God is great .

Preston Cleary
Reply to  itsnotbreaststrokeanymore
4 years ago

Things to teach your son: Never have sex with any girl without video documented proof of a breathalyzer and a signed letter of consent in triplicate. If she changes her mind or “doesn’t remember” you’re totally screwed and the entire internet will determine your guilt.

Robin
Reply to  itsnotbreaststrokeanymore
4 years ago

Robert, you are absolutely correct. Thank you.

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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