Convicted sex offender Brock Turner had some trouble remembering how to use a door when he was released from jail Friday.
Turner, who was convicted of three felonies for assaulting an unconscious woman, only known as “Jane Doe,” in January, 2015, got his freedom back after a 3-month jail stint in the Santa Clara, Calif., County Jail. The ex-Stanford University swimmer walked past the door labeled “Exit,” and tried to push open another door labeled “Entrance” to its left. A man inside the jail had to point him to the correct door, after which he exited to a gauntlet of cameras.
The three months is only half of his original sentence — six months and three years probation — but it’s not unusual for inmates to be released early for good behavior. The judge who presided over his case, Aaron Persky, caused outrage after giving Turner a light sentence, because, “a prison sentence would have a severe impact on him … I think he will not be a danger to others.” The jury originally requested six years. Persky has since voluntarily removed himself from civil decision, and will hear civil cases.
Turner was convicted with “intent to commit rape of an intoxicated/unconscious person, penetration of an intoxicated person and penetration of an unconscious person.” He assaulted the woman behind a dumpster after a Kappa Alpha fraternity party.
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