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Judge Aaron Persky Will No Longer Hear Criminal Cases

HeadlineAug 29, 2016

California Judge Aaron Persky will no longer hear criminal cases, following outrage over lenient sentences he handed down to sexual offenders. Persky became the subject of a recall campaign after he sentenced Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to a six-month prison term for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. In 2015, Persky gave a four-day sentence to a man found guilty of possessing child abuse images. He will be reassigned to a civil court in San Jose, at his own request.

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