Judge Aaron Persky Recalled After Giving Light Sentence to Stanford Rapist Brock Turner

HeadlineJun 06, 2018

In California, Judge Aaron Persky was recalled from office Tuesday, two years after he sparked national outrage for sentencing Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to a 6-month prison term for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. Turner was caught by two witnesses thrusting on top of the victim as she lay unconscious behind a dumpster. But Judge Persky said he was concerned a longer term would have a serious impact on Turner, who is a white Stanford student. Judge Persky later gave a harsher sentence to a Latino man who committed a similar crime. It is the first time since 1932 that California voters have chosen to recall a sitting justice. Click here to see our full coverage of the Brock Turner case.

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