Ex-Stanford Swimmer Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Unconscious Woman: 'He Is the Face of Campus Sexual Assault'
Brock Turner was convicted of three felonies in connection with the January 2015 attack
A former star swimmer at Stanford University was found guilty Wednesday of three felonies for sexually assaulting an unconscious, intoxicated woman outside an on-campus fraternity party in January 2015, according to reports.
Brock Turner, 20, was convicted 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, reports the San Jose Mercury News.
He faces up to 10 years in prison and will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, the paper said. Turner remains free on $150,000 bail. His sentencing is set for June 2.
Turner maintained his innocence throughout the trial.
He testified that the woman, a 23-year-old Palo Alto resident, consented to the sexual activity, reports the Stanford Daily.
But prosecutor Alaleh Kianerci claimed Turner knew she was extremely drunk and purposely took advantage of her. “He may not look like a rapist,” she said in her closing argument, “but he is the face of campus sexual assault.”
It was an emotional scene inside the California courtroom as the verdict was read, reports KGO-TV, with Turner’s mother crying uncontrollably and the victim weeping and smiling through her tears.
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“No means no. Drunk means no. Passed out, unconscious means no. And sex without consent means criminal assault,” said Santa Clara County district attorney Jeff Rosen.
Turner, who once aspired to swim at the Olympics, voluntarily withdrew from Stanford after his arrest early last year.