Brock Turner has appealed his sexual assault conviction

Brock Turner appeals sexual assault conviction

Stanford Rapist Brock Turner Appeals Sexual Assault Conviction for Raping Unconscious Woman Outside a Fraternity

Brock Turner, who served just three months in prison after being convicted previous year of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster in January 2015, filed a motion in court Friday to have his conviction overturned.

According to the New York Times, Turner's lawyer, Eric Multhaup, filed papers on Friday (local time) stating Turner did not get a fair trial, and the initial trial was "a detailed and lengthy set of lies".

As part of his sentence, Turner is forced to register as a sex offender every 90 days for the rest of his life.

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The "Stanford University swimmer", as he became widely known, received national outrage when Judge Aaron Persky sentenced him to just six months in jail out of fear that harsher punishment would have a "severe impact" on him.

Brock Turner has appealed to have his sexual assault conviction overturned.

In the appeal, lawyers for Turner argue their client was denied due process during his trial and called it "fundamentally unfair".

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As previously reported, two graduate students witnessed Turner raping the unnamed woman - who was referred to as Emily Doe during the trial - in January 2015 and chased him before holding him down until police arrived.

'His conviction will be upheld. At the time of his case, he was a decorated swimmer at Stanford.

That characterisation of the crime, "implied an intent on the appellant's part to shield and sequester his activities" and "implied moral depravity, callousness and culpability on the appellant's part because of the inherent connotations of filth, garbage, detritus and criminal activity frequently associated with dumpsters", the document reportedly states. In the appeal, the lawyers claim the assault did not occur behind a dumpster because the woman was found in a "completely open setting".

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The case received worldwide attention after Turner's victim delivered a heartbreaking 12-page statement detailing her experience. Turner was released from prison in September 2016, and has been free ever since. "It's not appropriate for the court of appeals to step in and retry those facts".

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