The Stanford Swimmer rape case has opened a discussion on sexual assault and entitlement across the nation, and many different voices involved in the case are coming forward. After Judge Aaron Persky's notoriously lenient sentence, one of the jurors who convicted Turner of 3 felonies wrote an open letter to him, which was published by Palo Alto Weekly.
Although they maintained his anonymity, Weekly confirmed the identity of the juror, and that he was present at the trial. Maintaining that Turner is guilty without a doubt, he described how he had hoped the trial would stand as a deterrent for potential assailants in the future and make a statement about rape on campus. Instead, he insists that the mere slap on the wrist given to Turner might discourage future victims from reporting the crimes.