Several Bay-Area news publications, including the official Stanford Daily student paper, have reported that freshman swimmer Brock Turner has been arrested on allegations of raping an “intoxicated, unconscious woman” on January 18th.
According to the Stanford Daily, Turner faces 5 felony accounts from the alleged event. The San Jose Mercury News has reported that two cyclists chased down Turner after the alleged raping in the middle of the night on January 18th.
Stanford announced on Tuesday that he was not permitted to return to campus, and the San Jose Mercury News says that Turner has voluntarily withdrawn from school.
Turner’s name has been removed from the official Stanford men’s swimming roster. Turner is a native of Dayton, Ohio and is an Ohio State Record holder in the 200 and 500 freestyles. So far in his freshman season, Turner had been 1:39.0 in the 200 free, 4:25.2 in the 500 free, and 1:46.6 in the 200 back.
A voice mail left this afternoon with the Stanford Athletics Department communication staff has not been returned.