This is the craziest story ever!
Former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, who was sentenced to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus, walked out of a jail in Santa Clara County, California, this morning, after serving half of his six-month sentence.
He left the facility shortly after 6 a.m. local time, with a pack of reporters waiting for him. He ignored questions as he walked quickly from the jail entrance to the backseat of a waiting car.
Turner received hundreds of pieces of hate mail while he was behind bars, James Jensen of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office told ABC News.
Now that he’s out of jail, Turner, now 21, must complete three years of probation and register as a sex offender.
He’s expected to return to his hometown in Greene County, Ohio. Within five days of his return, he must go to the sheriff’s department to be photographed and registered as a sex offender, Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer told ABC News, adding that postcards will be mailed to alert nearby homeowners that a sex offender lives in the area.
He faced up to 14 years in prison, however, Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky tapped him on the behind with a six-month sentence.
Turner was convicted in March of three felony counts: assault with the intent to commit rape of an unconscious person, sexual penetration of an unconscious person and sexual penetration of an intoxicated person. He attacked an unconscious woman behind a garbage bin on the Palo Alto university’s campus in January 2015.