In case you don’t remember this guy:
Brock Turner, 20, was convicted of three felony charges: assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated woman, sexually penetrating an intoxicated person with a foreign object and sexually penetrating an unconscious person with a foreign object.
Six months in county jail and probation. However… it probably won’t even be six months.
The judge, Aaron Perksy, cited Turner’s age and lack of criminal history as factors in his decision, saying, “A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him … I think he will not be a danger to others.”
After the hearing, Santa Clara County district attorney Jeff Rosen slammed the sentencing, which will likely result in Turner spending three months behind bars – a fraction of the maximum 14 years he was potentially facing.
“The punishment does not fit the crime.”
He served 3 months.
Now he’s appealing based on the made-up term “outercourse”.
Attorney Eric Multhaup argued to three appellate court justices that his client only wanted “outercourse” ― sexual contact while fully clothed, he explained ― not intercourse, The Mercury News of San Jose reported. Multhaup told the justices that Turner never intended to rape the woman, who was identified only as “Jane Doe” throughout the trial.
Now, Multhaup is trying to specifically overturn the felony charge of attempted rape. Mercury News reported that the panel of justices “appeared skeptical of [Multhaup’s] argument.”
“I absolutely don’t understand what you are talking about. … We are not in a position to say [of the jury], you should have gone a different way,” Justice Franklin D. Elia said.
It’s hard to keep up with what Brock Turner talks about, since his story keeps changing.
Remember, “the night after it happened he said he never planned to take me back to his dorm. He said he didn’t know why we were behind a dumpster. He got up to leave because he wasn’t feeling well when he was suddenly chased and attacked.”
By trial, in his new version there was: “kissing and dancing and hand holding and lovingly tumbling onto the ground, and most importantly in this new story, there was suddenly consent.”
And now we’re at: It was outercourse.
This guy got off easy and it still isn’t enough for him. I realize it’s impossible, but I’d love for these judges to review his case and decide to throw him in jail for the 14 years he deserves. That won’t happen, but maybe Trump will pardon him. Birds of a feather, and all.