SAN FRANCISCO — The Latest on the release of former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner(all times local):
A few protesters jeered Brock Turner as he left a California jail Friday after serving half his term for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman at Stanford University.
Turner left the jail shortly after 6 a.m. Turner, who kept his head down and didn’t acknowledge the media, was carrying a large packet of hate mail sent to him during his incarceration.
A local television station followed the rented SUV that picked him up to a nearby hotel where he checked in with his parents. He plans to head to his native Ohio to live with his parents.
More protesters began gathering in front of the nearby courthouse to advocate for the ouster of the judge who gave Turner a six-month sentence.
A former Stanford University swimmer whose six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman sparked national outcry has been released from jail after serving half his term.
Brock Turner walked out the main entrance of the Santa Clara County jail Friday and plans to head to his native Ohio to live with his parents. The 21-year-old must register as a sex offender for life and faces three years of supervised probation.
Turner’s case exploded into the spotlight when a statement from the victim swept across social media and critics decried the sentence as too lenient.
He was convicted of assaulting the young woman near a trash bin after they drank heavily at a fraternity party in January 2015. Turner plans to appeal.
California jail inmates with good behavior typically serve half their sentences.