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Brock Turner Loses Appeal of Stanford Sexual Assault Conviction

Brock Turner Loses Appeal of Stanford Sexual Assault Conviction

This Sept. 6, 2016, file photo released by the Greene County Sheriff's Office, shows Brock Turner at the Greene County Sheriff's Office in Xenia, Ohio, where he officially registered as a sex offender. (Greene County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

By    |   Thursday, 09 August 2018 11:48 AM

Brock Turner lost his appeal Wednesday of his conviction in a Stanford sexual assault case, which saw him charged with sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in 2015, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The former swimmer at Stanford University appealed the conviction, claiming he did not intend to rape his victim, as was stipulated in his initial charges.

At the time, he was found guilty of assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated or unconscious person, sexual penetration of an intoxicated person, and sexual penetration of an unconscious person.

The charges came after Turner was seen thrusting his hips atop an unconscious, partially clothed woman outside the Kappa Alpha fraternity. Two Stanford graduate students chased down Turner after he tried to run away from the scene.

According to court documents, the victim's arms and legs were spread out, her dress was hiked up around her waist, and she appeared to be unconscious.

Jeff Taylor, a deputy sheriff with the Stanford University Department of Public Safety, reportedly later found her lying on the ground behind a dumpster, partially exposed, with a pair of woman's underwear next to her.

Turner was charged with three counts of felony sexual assault and sentenced to six months in county jail and three years' probation, but only served half his sentence.

He registered as a sex offender in 2016 in Greene County, Ohio, where he is originally from, but his attorney recently appeared before a three-judge panel in San Jose, California, seeking a new trial that could overturn this mandatory lifetime requirement.

The defense argued that Turner was "fully clothed and engaged in forms of sexual conduct other than intercourse," which would "negate an inference of intent to rape," CNN noted.

However, the three-judge panel of the 6th District Court of Appeal in San Jose ruled Wednesday that there was no "substantial evidence" to support the plea, The HuffPost said.

Stanford law professor Michelle Dauber, who drove the judge's recall campaign, said she thought everyone, including Turner, "would be better served by accepting the jury's verdict and moving on."

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