Published: Thursday, June 09, 2016 @ 2:09 PM
Updated: Thursday, June 09, 2016 @ 2:09 PM
By: Staff - Staff Writer
The Oakwood man sentenced to six months in a California jail for the sexual assault of an unconscious woman on the Stanford University campus likely will not spend that much time behind bars.
The sentence of Brock Turner, 20, a swimmer considered an Olympic hopeful, already has attracted media attention worldwide after the victim’s letter to the court was published.
Officials in California confirmed today that Turner’s scheduled release date is Sept. 2 but referred any additional questions about the sentence to court officials who handled the case.
The Associated Press reported that county jail inmates serve 50 percent of their sentences, if they keep a clean disciplinary record.
Many people thought the sentence was too short, including prosecutors who had asked for six years in prison. Numerous people from the Dayton area wrote letters to the judge in support of Turner.
Turner, an Oakwood High School graduate, is incarcerated in the Santa Clara County jail.
Turner was convicted of assaulting the woman outside a frat party in January 2015. His sentence includes three years’ probation and registration as a sex offender.