SAN JOSE (CA)
California News Wire Services
July 24, 2018
The attorney of his appeal said the former Stanford swimmer engaged in “sexual outercourse” that did not involve the intent to commit rape.
The attorney for a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assaulting a female student in 2016 argued this morning in an appeal of the jury’s verdict that it should be overturned because of a lack of evidence. Brock Turner was convicted of assault with intent to commit rape, sexual penetration of an intoxicated person with a foreign object and sexual penetration of an unconscious person with a foreign object in March 2016.
Turner was sentenced to six months in jail and was released after three months for good behavior.
Attorney Eric Multhaup said of his appeal that Turner had only engaged in “sexual outercourse” that did not involve the intent to commit rape. Turner was not present in the courtroom during the appeal.
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