Hideous rapist Brock Turner was found guilty in March 2016 of 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.
The basis of the conviction was a Jan. 18, 2015 encounter where he was seen thrusting his hips atop an unconscious, partially clothed woman outside the Kappa Alpha fraternity. Two Stanford graduate students who were bicycling by called police and chased down Turner.
In a 172-page brief filed Friday in the Sixth District Court of Appeal, Brock Turner takes direct aim at embattled Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky for not instructing jurors to consider lesser criminal charges in their deliberations and excluding testimony from character witnesses that might have otherwise convinced them Turner was actually telling the truth when he claimed the sexual contact was consensual.
Persky’s decision to sentence Turner to just six months in county jail — at the recommendation of a probation officer — and the victim’s impassioned 12-page statement about her ordeal drew national outrage, including an ongoing effort to recall him.
“Brock Turner received a fair trial and was justly convicted,” Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen said late Friday. “His conviction will be upheld. Nothing can ever roll back Emily Doe’s legacy of raising the world’s awareness about sexual assault.”