Turner was convicted on three felony sexual assault charges earlier this year stemming from a January 2015 incident in which he was caught with an unconscious woman outside of a fraternity house. Last month, he was sentenced to six months in jail, though it appears as though he will be released after only about 3 months, depending on his behavior during his sentence. The current release date is listed on the Santa Clara County website as September 2, 2016.
After his sentence, reports of text messages on Turner’s phone suggested he had used illegal drugs and alcohol while in high school and college, despite Turner testifying in court that he had not used illicit substances and “had never really experienced celebrating or partying that involved alcohol” prior to college.
Though it was not originally part of his sentence, not was it recommended by the probation report, Turner will be required to attend drug and alcohol counseling when he is released from jail, according to the AP.
The AP report says that Turner maintained that he had not used illegal drugs up until June 14. On that day, in a jailhouse interview, probation manager Jana Taylor says Turner was told that his text messages about illicit drug use had gone public, and he then admitted to using LSD three times and to smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol in high school.
Turner’s sentence had previously included random drug and alcohol tests, which remain in place, as does the requirement to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. USA Swimming has already said that Turner will not be eligible for membership in the future.