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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Brock Turner's Conviction And Sentence

Aug 9, 2018

Brock Turner
Credit State of California

A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. District Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has ruled  former Stanford University swimmer and Ohio native Brock Turner received a fair trial in 2016, where he was convicted of sexual assault. 

Turner was convicted of assaulting an intoxicated woman at a frat party. A California judge sentenced him to six months in jail. Turner appealed the ruling and sought a new trial. The sentence sparked national outrage by those who felt it too lenient. It also led to a debate over the criminal justice system's handling of sexual assault victims. California voters recalled the judge, Aaron Persky, in June.