Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky, who gave Stanford student Brock Turner what was thought by many to be a lenient sentence when he was convicted of sexual assault in 2016, was recalled by voters in California yesterday:
BREAKING: Voters in California remove Judge Aaron Persky, who was criticized for being too lenient in the sentencing of Brock Turner for sexual assault
— BNO News (@BNONews) June 6, 2018
This is the first judge recalled in California since 1932:
Wow. The @sfchronicle is calling the race to recall Brock Turner sentencing Judge Aaron Persky. He is the first California judge to be recalled since 1932.
— Heather Knight (@hknightsf) June 6, 2018
Turner was sentenced to 6 months in jail after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting an unconscious classmate in 2016:
Voters remove judge who sentenced Stanford swimmer to six months in jail in rape case https://t.co/ztyEqb21ev
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 6, 2018
Turner could have faced up to 14 years in prison for the conviction:
BREAKING: Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, 56, sentenced Brock Turner, a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault who could have faced 14 years in prison, to only six months behind bars. https://t.co/CQXzM93j90
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) June 6, 2018
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