Police Report: Brock Turner Admits Sexual Contact, Denies Rape Allegations

According to a police report obtained by the Stanford Daily, former Stanford freshman Brock Turner admitted that he had “sexual contact” with an alleged victim, but denies that it was rape.

Turner was arrested last week on allegations of raping an unconscious girl early in the morning of January 18th, when a pair of graduate students at Stanford University claim to have seen him “on top of” a young woman at 12:55 A.M. on a campus street.

When police arrived, the girl was unconscious. Turner admitted to having sexual contact with her, but says that he did not rape her.

Turner says that “his ‘intentions were not to try and rape a girl without her consent’,” the police report reads, going into graphic description of what Turner alleges happened. Turner claims to have had seven cans of beer and “a couple of sips of whisky,” and he says that he was intoxicated but could still remember everything that happened.

Turner has been charged with 5 felony counts, and is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.

The alleged victim, later in the day after Turner’s arrest, agreed to the prosecution of the Turner and underwent a SART examination. The alleged victim does not claim to have the same memory of the events of the alleged rape as Turner does.

Editors note: SART stands for Sexual Assault Response Team, and involves providing sensitive medical care and evidence collection after a rape allegation. Read more about SART examinations here.

More details about both Turner and the alleged victim’s descriptions of the night can be read at The Stanford Daily. Warning: there are graphic descriptions.

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Hank

The facts seem to indicate more grey area here than initially apparent. It seems prudent to refrain from speculation until the SART is conclusive.

Bossanova

Could you elaborate on this gray area?

EST

What do you think a “conclusive” SART is? The exam can’t measure consent.

Taylor

Hank, props to you for posting the most lucid comment on this matter i’ve found to date. Thank you.

Bossanova

Sounds like it’s possible the victim passed out during the act or at some point between Turner running away and the police arriving. Still rape though, whether he admits it or not. Choosing not to exercise his right to remain silent was probably a stupid move on his part.

Sean

What makes it rape if that was the case?

Bossanova

Too drunk to consent.

Let me put it this way (And mods, I realize this is a bit graphic but it answers his question):

If you saw a naked, drunk girl laying on the ground, would you have sex with her? What if a few minutes before she got drunk and naked she told you she wanted you? If your answer is yes, you are a rapist If your answer is no, congratulations! You’re a decent human being.

Dee

What a stupid comment. “If you answer yes, you’re a rapist”. You’re a rapist if you rape somebody, not if you answer a question posed by somebody. Answering yes merely makes you A. An Idiot or B. Naive in my experience. Now, I have been part of a protest group in the UK trying to educate young people about the facts of rape as it is yet another subject our government is inactive on. I was astounded by the number of both boys and girls who did not know the definition of rape – About 1 in 4 (boys & girls) knew that even if the person said yes, engaging in sex with somebody “too drunk to actively consent” was… Read more »

Bossanova

You do realize that was a hypothetical situation right?

Dee

Your wording did not in any way imply a hypothetical situation. “If you said yes, you’re a rapist” were your exact words, but no where in your “hypothetical situation” was a question posed. However, I apologise for the misunderstanding. I’d also say be a little more careful with your wording on a subject such as rape, there is no room to be flippant. I think that applies to posing “hypothetical situations” regarding things like rape, too.

Bossanova

No worries, I accept your apology.

The fact that the female did not consent…

Sean

Well obviously if she did not consent it is rape. Do you think I am stupid? That wasn’t my question.

If she passed out during the act, given she had already indicated that she was willing, what would make it rape?

N. Von

Yes. Sex or sexual acts must have SOBER consent. In this case, both were intoxicated. Even if the woman stated that she “wanted him”. Rape isn’t always about overpowering the victim, although that is a big component. In order to receive consent, both in agreement must be sober and free of any substances that may inhibit their free will. In this case, alcohol inhibited the free will.

Anne

N.VON If you mean 100% SOBER consent is necessary then you might as well arrest 100% of people from the age of consent to 100 for rape.

LL

Would Brock have tried to flee if he wasn’t raping her? I don’t think so. If it was consensual, as Brock claims, he simply would have been embarrassed but he wouldn’t have fled. The fact that he fled on foot suggests a strong possibility that he was aware that he was engaged in a criminal act and fled to escape prosecution. That makes him a scumbag, if nothing else.

TheTroubleWithX

Is the prevalence of alcohol-related sexual assault the same in other countries as it is the US? Germans, for instance, seem to have a reputation for consuming lots of alcohol with the stupidity that seems to accompany US college kids and drinking.

Angie

When I was in Germany drinking was something you did with your close friends not as a way of lowering your inhibitions to interact with others at large parties. The most common casualties were puked on hair and shoes. I don’t know about the relative occurence of alcohol-related sexual assault.

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