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Sep 04 2016
by Diana Pope

Rapist Brock Turner Has Been Released From Jail After Only Three Months

By Diana Pope - Sep 04 2016

The former Stanford swimmer and rapist, Brock Turner, has finally been released from jail after serving three months for the sexual assault of an unconscious woman on his campus in 2015. 

According to BuzzFeed News, Turner left jail last Friday with no comments amid a flurry of questions from media outlets. 

Turner's lenient jail sentence has generated national outrage for his short sentence, and his victim even wrote him an emotional letter that has been shared widely across social media. Santa Clara Sheriff Laurie Smith has even criticized the poor punishment of Turner, and has released a public statement declaring that:

 Probation is not a fair sentence for anyone convicted of a sexual assault felony.
Brock Turner Leaving Jail 

Turner will be on probation for three years, and will be required to register as a sex offender. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky has faced widespread public dissension due to his lenient sentencing of Turner, and currently faces a recall campaign. 

Even though Turner's victim did not receive proper justice, Turner's case has sparked national attention about the poor treatment of sexual assaults on college campuses. Maybe sexual assault perpetrators will face better punishment in the future. 

Lead Image Credit: Santa Clara Sheriff's Department

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Diana Pope - University of Tennessee Knoxville

Diana is a political science major who also enjoys journalism, history, and philosophy. She loves writing, researching, and debating about politics. In her free time, she enjoys Grey's anatomy marathons and reading detective fiction.

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