Former Stanford University swimmer Brock Allen Turner raped an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. Prosecutors wanted him to be put in prison for six years, but the judge didn't want to be "unnecessarily harsh" to the kid. Instead of six years in prison, he'll be serving three months in a county jail.
Contrary to what the judge believes, the details are pretty damn harsh. Turner, the once-Olympic hopeful, convicted of multiple felonies, was arrested in January 2015 after two Stanford graduate students saw him lying on top of his victim behind a dumpster outside of a frat party.
The Guardian reports:
The two witnesses who were biking past that evening said they saw Turner “thrusting” on top of the motionless woman and that they intervened and held him until police showed up.
The victim, who gave emotional testimony during the trial, regained consciousness at a hospital more than three hours after the assault and told police she had no memory of the attack.
The judge, Aaron Pesky, ruled that “A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him … I think he will not be a danger to others," citing Turner's age and the fact that this was only his first crime, even though, again, he raped an unconscious woman behind a dumpster.