Ex-Stanford Swim Team Star Found Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting Unconscious Woman

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Brock Allen Turner Source: Youtube

Brock Allen Turner
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A jury has found former Stanford University swimmer Brock Allen Turner guilty of sexually assaulting a woman on campus. They say the victim, a 23-year-old Palo Alto native and Gunn High School graduate, did not want to have sex with Brock Turner after a fraternity party on Jan. 18, 2015.

Turner who was a 19-year-old freshman at the time of the allegations was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault against the woman. The charges include assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated woman, sexually penetrating an intoxicated person with a foreign object and sexually penetrating an unconscious person with a foreign object. After his arrest, he withdrew from Stanford University NBC Reports.

“Today a Santa Clara County jury gave a verdict, which I hope will clearly reverberate throughout colleges, high schools and everywhere in our country,” Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen said.

Investigators say Turner sexually assaulted the unconscious intoxicated woman outside an on-campus fraternity party. The woman was crying as she testified. She said she woke up in the hospital with pine needles in her hair, dried blood on her hands and elbows, and she had no memory of meeting Turner or being hospitalized.

Turner on the other hand said the woman had agreed to go with him to his dorm room, just 10 minutes or so after the two began dancing and kissing at the fraternity party. He says the left the party holding hands, and says she fell then they started kissing on the ground near an outdoor trash bin. He testified that she said yes he could touch her genitals that she liked it.

Authorities say two graduate students were bicycling past the fraternity party that night and saw Turner on top of the partially clothed woman.

Turner is currently out on bail, but could face 10 years in prison. His sentencing is set for June 2.

 

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