Swimmer Turner Appeals Sex-Assault Conviction

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Former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner is appealing his conviction for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman outside a campus fraternity party, the Associated Press reports. His attorneys argue the Ohio native’s initial trial was “a detailed and lengthy set of lies.” Turner hopes that a new trial will help overturn Turner’s mandatory lifetime requirement to register as a sex offender.

The case got national attention when Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Turner to six months in jail. John Tompkins, Turner’s legal adviser, said that what happened wasn’t a crime. Tompkins says the facts don’t reflect the verdict. Turner was convicted of three felony counts of sexual assault. At the time of his case, he was a decorated swimmer at Stanford.

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