Brock Turner loses appeal to overturn sexual assault convictions

This Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 released by the Greene County Sheriff's Office, photo shows Brock Turner at the Greene County Sheriff's Office in Xenia, Ohio. The former Stanford University swimmer, whose six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman sparked a national outcry, registered as a sex offender Tuesday, at the Greene County Sheriff's Office in Xenia, Ohio, four days after he was released from a California jail for good behavior after serving half his term. (Greene County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Wednesday, an appeals court rejected Brock Turner’s bid for a new trial upholding his previous sexual assault and attempted rape convictions.

Turner, a former swimmer for Stanford University, was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman an intoxicated and unconscious woman outside an on-campus fraternity party.

In June of 2016, Turner was officially banned for life by USA Swimming.

The case went viral after the victim’s powerful statement was released online.

Click here to listen to the full statement.

Judge Aaron Persky’s sentenced Turner to only six months in jail sparking nation-wide outrage by those who felt it too lenient.

Turner was released from jail in September of 2016 after serving only three months of his sentence.

In June 2018, California voters recalled Judge Aaron Persky.

Persky is the first judge since in 1977 to be removed in that manner.

Turner filed an appeal in December seeking a new trial.

Turner’s lawyers argued that the evidence presented at the trial did not support the convictions.

Judge Franklin Elia writing for the unanimous panel ruled against Turner citing there was “substantial evidence,” in the case.

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