Brock Turner registers as sex offender for Stanford assault – USA TODAY
Brock Turner, the ex-Stanford swimming star convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus, formally registered as a sex offender Tuesday in Xenia, Ohio.
Turner, now 21,Â served three months of a six-month sentence shortened by “good behavior”Â while in California’sÂ Santa Clara County Jail. The Ohio native,Â expelled from the prestigious universityÂ before completing his freshman year, was released Friday and returned to his parents’ Bellbrook home.
On Tuesday, he reported to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office to complete the paperwork. Turner will be registered as a sex offender for life and must serve three yearsÂ probation.
Turner, who claimed the victim consented,Â could have faced more than a decadeÂ in prison on the convictions âÂ assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated/unconscious person, penetration of an intoxicated person and penetration of an unconscious personâ stemming from the attackÂ next to a trash binÂ outside a fraternity party.
The relatively light sentenceÂ set off a national firestorm, and the sentencing judge faces a recall effort in California.
The assault, which took place in JanuaryÂ 2015, was halted by graduate students who came upon the scene on bicycles.Â Turner fled, but was chased down and held until police arrived.
The victim’s impact statement noted Turner’s registration as a sex offender “doesnât expire. Just like what he did to me doesnât expire, doesnât just go away after a set number of years. It stays with me, itâs part of my identity, it has forever changed the way I carry myself, the way I live the rest of my life.”
The California Legislature recently sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would, if signed,Â toughen penaltiesÂ for attacks on unconscious victims.
In Ohio, protesters rallied outside the Turner home Friday, some armed. Local firefighters used hoses to blast away chalk messages from the street, sidewalk and driveway,Â The Dayton Daily News reported. Among the scrawlings:Â âIts your job to hold your son/self responsible so he/you donât hurt my daughters.â