Stanford University rapist to get out early

STANFORD University rapist Brock Turner whose crime shocked the globe earlier this year will be released from Santa Clara County Jail on Friday. 

The release date means he will have served just three months of the six month sentence he received after being found guilty of three felony counts of sexual assault in late July. 

The 21-year-old swimmer and his father shocked the world earlier this year as they met horrific accounts of his crime with excuses and dismissive apathy. 

Turner blamed his crime on alcohol and a party culture at his college while his father, Dan Turner wrote in a letter to the judge presiding over the trial: "His life will never be the one that he dreamed about and worked so hard to achieve. That is a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action out of his 20 plus years of life."

Associated Press reports it is not unusual for County Jail inmates to serve just half of their sentence if they have behaved well in prison. 


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