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Published: Fri, September 16, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Convicted Stanford rapist expected to return to family's Dayton home


In addition to the three months of jail time he served for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in January 2015, Turner must now complete three years of probation and register as a sex offender. His next step is moving back to his family's home in OH and registering as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Protesters arrived in front of his parent's OH home on Friday awaiting the arrival of the former swimmer. It prompted California lawmakers to pass a tougher sexual assault law and led to an effort to remove the judge from the bench. Jerry Brown this week, urging him to sign the bill. He has yet to indicate whether he will sign it into law.

Former Stanford student Brock Turner was released from jail Friday. "Over the last few months we have seen ample evidence that Judge Persky's bias has influenced his decisions in other cases too, and that he habitually prioritizes the interests of rapists and abusers, especially when those perpetrators are white, undermining faith in our criminal justice system".

Because of that, prosecutors say the ballot measure could mean less time in prison for people like Turner. Shortly after his early release from jail, groups of protestors gathered in front of the Turner family home (some of them reportedly carrying weapons). The woman had passed out and Turner was on top of her when confronted by two graduate students passing by on bicycles.

"You've got to be kidding me", said another neighbor as he looked skyward. Persky followed the probation departments recommendation for a “moderate” jail sentence. They have also petitioned for cases like the Brock Turner rape case to be handled with much more objectivity when it comes to worrying about the fate of the convicted rapist and more care when it comes to the victims. But Dan Newman, a spokesman for the campaign in favor of the ballot measure, called the list "merely a starting point".

OH monitors sex offenders based on a three-tier system, which has different requirements for each level. The site has an "About Judge Aaron Persky" page, which includes a statement purportedly from the judge, as well as a section for contributions.

He served just half of his sentence, and was released for good behaviour.

Later, she expressed disappointment at the "gentle" sentence her attacker received. OH prison officials earlier this month agreed to take over supervision of Turners probation.

Turner hired an expensive attorney and fought the case instead of conceding and apologising, the woman said in the statement, which has been read over 18 million times according to BuzzFeed.

Turner was released from the jail earlier Friday after serving half of his six month sentence.

He will be subjected to random drug and alcohol tests, and sheriff's deputies in Greene County, Ohio, can also visit his home at any time to check he has not moved without informing the authorities.

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