Stanford Women's Swim Team Thought Brock Turner Was 'Very, Very Odd'

Speier and about 40 more members of Congress from both sides of the aisle took to the floor for a bipartisan reading of the 12-page victim impact statement that went viral after the woman read it in court, according to a preview from Speier's office.

Judge Aaron Persky has been barred from hearing a new sex assault case following a public outcry for his sentencing of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to just six months in jail for rape.

The trial of a Stanford University freshman charged with sexually assaulting an unconscious woman has drawn widespread criticism for the perceived leniency of the judge's sentencing.

California court procedures allow prosecutors or defense lawyers to file a motion to remove a judge from a case and have it reassigned to another jurist.

On Tuesday, Persky was removed from another sexual assault case, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office.

"[We] lack confidence that Judge Persky can fairly participate in this upcoming hearing, in which a male nurse sexually assaulted an anesthetized female patient", District Attorney Jeff Rosen said.

"I was pummeled with narrowed, pointed questions that dissected my personal life, love life, past life, family life, inane questions, accumulating trivial details to try and find an excuse for this guy who had me half naked before even bothering to ask for my name".

A bipartisan group of lawmakers read the wrenching letter of a woman whose attacker was given a six-month jail term after sexually assaulting her behind a dumpster on the Stanford University campus past year while she was unconscious. The letter was widely shared online. How he wound up getting only six months in county jail and probation despite facing a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison.

"After a few hours of this, they let me shower". In such instances, a case is reassigned to a different judge.

Community members outraged by Turner's sentencing could soon have another way to express their displeasure. "I knew how out of it you were, and I did it anyway, '" the judge said.

Detractors have accused Persky - also a star athlete during his time at Stanford - of bias in sentencing Turner. The victim, whose blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit, was found partially clothed with blood on the backs of her hands and "abrasions, lacerations and dirt in [her] genitalia".

"The Brock I knew as a senior in high school was shy, contemplative, and endearing", Amy Ostdiek, Turner's high-school English teacher, wrote.

Kianerci pleaded with the judge to sentence Turner to "at least a year in county jail", if not prison.

"This sentencing judge erred in my opinion because of an unconscious class bias and a failure to give adequate weight to the severity of the crime and the defendant's great culpability in committing it in this manner", Arenella said. He was arrested after two graduate students on bicycles rode up as the assault was taking place near a dumpster, tackled Turner when he tried to flee and held him until police arrived. Then Turner's parents fanned the flames with letters where his mother did not even acknowledge the victim or the crime committed, and his father made the shocking statement that his son should not to have to suffer the rest of his life for "20 minutes of action".

In seeking a six-year term, prosecutors submitted a lengthy review of the case and stressed Penal Code Section 1170, which declares that "the goal of imprisonment for crime is punishment".

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