Brock Turner, Convicted Rapist, Registers as Sex Offender

Yes, by now, you likely know who Brock Turner is.

You probably didn’t need us to write in the above headline that he’s a “convicted rapist.”

Except far too many media outlets seemed to bury this lede when reporting on Brock Turner getting out of jail last week.

They wrote that “Former Stanford Swimmer Brock Turner…” was now out of prison or some similar nonsense.

So we just want to make it clear here:

Yes, Brock Turner once swam for Stanford University.

But that fact only matters to the shady judge who gave him a lenient sentence.

Brock Turner is only generating headlines these days because he is a rapist. He was convicted on three felony counts of sexual assault against an unconscious woman.

Okay, thank you for indulging us.

We had to get that out of our system.

Turner was somehow sentenced to only six months in prison for his heinous act, which took place in January of last year and which involved him inserting his figures in a woman lying on the street outside a party.

He was caught by a couple of fellow students and ran away as quickly as he could at the time.

Fortunately, one of those students caught up to Turner and tackled him to the ground.

He was eventually arrested and convicted of rape, only for his father to argue in court that his son did not deserve any jail time for a mere “20 minutes of action.”

The judge incredibly agreed with this assessment, going against the prosecutors’ recommendation and sentencing Turner to six months behind bars, which was reduced to three months due to good behavior.

Turner is now a free man.

But he will at least have an official stigma attached to his name forever.

As you can see below, Turner registered on Tuesday morning in Greene County, Ohio as a sex offender.

This registration, along with drug and alcohol counseling, was part of Turner’s legal “punishment.”

We have to put that word in quotation marks because it’s abhorrent just how easy to judge went on Turner.

In response to the light sentencing, Turner’s unnamed victim read a moving letter to her rapist in court.

It was then read on CNN by anchor Ashleigh Banfield, who fought off tears as she made public the words of this brave young woman.

It’s well worth your time to watch the video above.

Yes, it will make you even angrier over the Brock Turner sentencing.

But it will hopefully comfort you in the knowledge that his victim seems like the sort of woman who will recover from his act and maybe even use her horrible history to help others.

Brock Turner is a rapist. Brock Turner is a rapist. Brock Turner is a rapist.

Sorry. Just had to make sure we said that a few more times.

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