Swimmer Turner Appeals Sex-Assault Conviction

The case of former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner got national attention when he was sentenced to six months in custody for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. Now, he is appealing the conviction in the hope of overturning lifetime registration as a sex offender.

Former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner is appealing his conviction for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman outside a campus fraternity party, the Associated Press reports. His attorneys argue the Ohio native’s initial trial was “a detailed and lengthy set of lies.” Turner hopes that a new trial will help overturn Turner’s mandatory lifetime requirement to register as a sex offender.

The case got national attention when Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Turner to six months in jail. John Tompkins, Turner’s legal adviser, said that what happened wasn’t a crime. Tompkins says the facts don’t reflect the verdict. Turner was convicted of three felony counts of sexual assault. At the time of his case, he was a decorated swimmer at Stanford.

from https://thecrimereport.org