No Mercy For Sex Offender in Stanford: Brock Turner Remains Guilty Of Sexual Assault After Losing Court Appeal

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Brock Turner’s resonant “sexual outercourse” case has just got a new spin. Formerly, a Stanford University student, he sexually assaulted an unconscious woman in 2015. This past Wednesday he lost his appeal to overturn his sexual assault conviction. The Typical Student team delivers you the latest details on the sadly known student sex offender.

 

Not Enough Evidence to Register Turner as Sex Offender? 

 

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Source: BuzzFeedNews

 

After Turner was convicted of “assault with intent to commit rape, sexual penetration of an intoxicated person, and sexual penetration of an unconscious person,” he served three months in jail. The sentence was believed to be “far too lenient” for what he did, and caused public outrage.

 

However, severe public outrage didn’t stop Turner’s attorneys from appealing his conviction. According to BuzzFeedNews, they argued there was not enough evidence to “register [Brock Turner] as a sex offender for life.” Allegedly, his attorneys claimed Turner was only “guilty of "sexual outercourse" because his pants remained on during the assault.”

 

Appeal Declined by the California Court 

 

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Source: NBCNews

 

The California Court has ruled that defendant’s argument “is supported by sufficient evidence" and “lacks merit.” According to the statements from the two eyewitnesses, Stanford graduates “saw Turner on top of the victim, who wasn't moving” while heading to the party.  

 

One of the students confronted Turner about what he was doing. He tried to escape but was held by the students until campus police arrived. Among the other evidence, were statements from paramedics and hospital staff who documented the abrasions on her body as well as detected alcohol in her blood.

 

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Source: NBCNews

 

The photos after Brock Turner's arrest show bruises on his hand and neck after January 2015 sex assault.

 

Turner claimed to the detectives that he somehow managed to get the victim’s consent before undressing and penetrating her. No matter how hard Turner would deny his intention to rape the victim, the fact that his pants were on didn't mean he wasn't intending on raping the victim later.

However, nobody is sure of what would have happened had he not been interrupted by the graduates.

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