Brock Turner release: Video shows him leaving jail after just 3 months for sexual assault

Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

After serving just half of his six-month sentence, so-called "Stanford rapist" Brock Turner was released from a Santa Clara County jail on Friday. Upon leaving the jail, Turner walked through a crowd of photographers and into a waiting car without ever looking up from the ground.

In March, Turner was convicted of sexual assault for his attack of an unconscious woman lying on the ground outside a frat party back in January 2015. Instead of the six-year sentence prosecutors recommended, Turner received a sentence of just six months. 

In handing down his sentencing decision, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky said that "A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him," according to the Guardian.

It was later revealed that Turner would only serve three months, or just half of his sentence.

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