Former Stanford Swimmer Brock Turner Files Appeal in Sex Assault Case

Brock Turner the former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman leaves the Santa Clara County Jail in San Jose California

But now, the registered sex offender wants his conviction overturned and is requesting a new trial, with his argument for appeal detailed in an extraordinary 172-page document that focuses largely on how drunk the victim was on the night of the attack.

Brock Turner, then 19, was arrested in 2015 after two of his fellow students at the Northern California university saw him outside of a fraternity house on top of an unconscious woman.

Camera IconStanford rapist Brock Turner has been banned from swimming for life.

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

Key to Turner's request for a new trial is a statement the prosecutor repeatedly made during trial, saying the assault occurred "behind the dumpster".

Turner's attorneys are also basing their appeal on repeat allegations by Deputy District Attorney Alaleh Kianerci that Turner assaulted his victim behind a dumpster.

"The prejudicial aspects of this "behind-the-dumpster" characterization were twofold: (1) it implied an intent on the appellant's part to shield and sequester his activities with Ms. Doe from the view of others; and (2) it implied moral depravity, callousness, and culpability on the appellant's part because of the inherent connotations of filth, garbage, detritus and criminal activity frequently generally associated with dumpsters", the brief states.


Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen told the Mercury News on Friday that Turner "received a fair trial and was justly convicted".

The lawyers argue the jury did not see sufficient evidence to represent Turner's character, and that the jury was not permitted to consider a lower-level offense.

"What we are saying is that what happened is not a crime", John Tompkins, Turner's legal adviser, told KNTV.

"It happened, but it was nowhere close to crime", he said.

Turner's victim, identified as "Emily Doe", made a powerful statement at his sentencing that drew worldwide attention and went viral.

The appeal comes as a surprise because political leaders, local residents and social media users had criticized Turner's sentence as too lenient, rather than too harsh. Turner ended up serving just three months before he was released.

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