SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday rejected a former Stanford University swimmer's bid for a new trial and upheld his sexual assault and attempted rape convictions.
The three-judge panel of the 6th District Court of Appeal in San Jose ruled Wednesday that there was "substantial evidence" that Brock Turner received a fair trial.
In 2016, a jury convicted Turner of sexually assaulting an intoxicated and unconscious woman outside an on-campus fraternity party.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A lawyer for former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner argued Tuesday that his client's attempted rape conviction should be overturned. Turner never intended to rape an unconscious woman, he said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The leader of the successful recall of a Northern California judge for an unpopular sexual assault sentence warned that the results show women's rights and the #MeToo movement are now a potent political force that politicians ignore at their own peril.
"The broader message of this victory is that violence against women is now a voting issue," said Stanford University law professor Michele Dauber, who launched the recall effort against Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Judge Aaron Persky says he has no regrets.
The Northern California judge says he would handle the sexual assault case of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner the same way today as he did almost two years ago, though it's the reason he is the target of a June 5 recall election and has become the self-described "most hated man on the internet."
Judge in Stanford Sex Assault Case Fights Recall
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Voters in one San Francisco Bay Area county will decide whether to remove a judge from office for sentencing a former Stanford University swimmer to a short jail sentence for sexual assault in a case that sparked national outrage months before the Me Too movement took off.
Stanford professor in recall effort receives rape threat
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Stanford University law professor who is leading an effort to recall a judge over his handling of a high-profile sexual assault case received an envelope Wednesday containing white powder and a rape threat.
Emergency personnel shut two rooms at the law school while they tested the substance and ultimately determined it was a harmless "inert powder," the university said in a statement.
Stanford drops plaque idea after sex assault victim bows out
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stanford University is canceling plans to put a plaque on the campus site where a woman was sexually assaulted by a former school swimmer after the two sides failed to agree on a quote for the marker.
University spokesman Ernest Miranda said Tuesday the university is deferring to the woman, who decided not to participate after the school rejected two quotes she offered from a statement she read during the June 2016 sentencing of Brock Turner.
Correction: Ex-Stanford Swimmer Rape story
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story Jan. 29 about a sexual assault victim deciding not to participate in the creation of a plaque marking where she was attacked on the Stanford University campus, The Associated Press reported erroneously when her assaulter was sentenced. Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Brock Turner in June 2016, not in January 2016.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Victim of ex-Stanford swimmer won't participate in memorial
The judge who gave a light sexual assault sentence to a Stanford swimmer now faces a reckoning with voters
In June, voters in Santa Clara County will be asked whether Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky should be removed from the bench.
This is not the standard, every-six-year retention vote faced by California judges. This is a recall, borne of outrage and frustration at the way Persky mishandled a sexual assault case involving a Stanford swimmer named Brock Turner and an unconscious young woman, known to the public only as “Emily Doe.”
Voters will consider recall of judge in Stanford rape case
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Silicon Valley voters will decide in June whether to recall a judge criticized for his handling of the case of a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault, officials announced Tuesday.
The Santa Clara County registrar of voters said enough valid signatures of registered voters had been collected to place the recall of Judge Aaron Persky for the June 5 ballot.
Court temporarily halts recall effort of California judge
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A court on Friday temporarily halted the campaign seeking to oust a Northern California judge targeted for recall for sentencing a college athlete convicted of sexual assault to jail instead of prison.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California judge facing a recall effort after sentencing former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail for sexual assault has hired a political consultant who ran President Donald Trump's Arizona campaign.
Disclosure forms filed Monday show that Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky paid $30,000 to Brian Seitchik's Phoenix-based RDP Strategies.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A judge who is facing a recall effort over the sexual-assault sentence he gave a former Stanford University swimmer is publicly defending himself for the first time, saying it's his job to consider lighter sentences for first offenders and that he cannot allow public opinion to factor in his decisions.
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — A school district in California has 20 open investigations into student-involved sexual assault or harassment cases.
The Mercury News reports (http://bayareane.ws/2qFpt7W ) all 20 cases were brought up this school year. A majority of the incidents in the Palo Alto Unified School District were logged in May following public scrutiny into the district's handing of student sexual violence.
CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) — A California prosecutor says a man convicted of raping a relative received a sentence that is too lenient, comparing the monthslong jail term to the case of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors in Los Angeles on Tuesday said they have decided not to file sexual assault charges against suspended USC football player Osa Masina, who is awaiting trial on similar charges in Utah.
Documents released by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said it would be too difficult to prove in court that Masina had sex with a woman who was too intoxicated to consent.
Judge who gave Brock Turner 6 months cleared of misconduct
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California judge was cleared of misconduct Monday for sentencing a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus, a punishment decried as too lenient by critics across the country.
Sharon Stone takes a stand against rape on college campuses
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sharon Stone has turned a celebrity spotlight on the issue of sexual assault on college campuses.
The actress delivered an emotional tribute Friday to the woman who was assaulted while unconscious last year by a former Stanford University swimmer.
Stone took the stage at Santa Clara University during a symposium on campus sexual assault and wiped back tears during a 25-minute reading of excerpts of the victim's letter to her attacker, Brock Turner.
San Jose State water polo player accused of sexual assaults
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A San Jose State University water polo player temporarily suspended from campus following accusations that he sexually assaulted two women appears to have left the country, a university official said Wednesday.
California governor OKs sex crime bill tied to Stanford case
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two sexual assault laws in response to national outrage over the six-month jail sentence given to a former Stanford University swimmer for assaulting a woman passed out near a trash bin.
Ex-swimmer in rape case joins thousands in Ohio sex database
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Stanford University swimmer whose six-month jail sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman sparked a national outcry has registered as a sex offender in Ohio, where he is living with his parents.
Brock Turner sex assault focuses attention on sex registries
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner became a registered sex offender for life last Tuesday, he joined a nationwide list of registered sex criminals that has grown dramatically in recent years to more than 800,000.
Even some who have denounced Turner's six-month jail sentence as too lenient for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman question whether he should spend his life with the stigma and onerous restrictions of a registered sex offender.