Brock Turner likely will serve probation in Ohio

Published: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 @ 12:07 PM
Updated: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 @ 5:53 PM

Brock Turner likely will serve probation in Ohio

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The Dayton Daily News has covered Brock Turner’s trial, sentencing and now his potential transfer back to Ohio. We’ll continue to report the facts on this case as it develops.

Brock Turner will likely serve his probation sentence in Ohio following a transfer request approval by state officials, the Dayton Daily News has confirmed.

The approval by Ohio officials will likely allow Turner, a sexual offender, to serve his probation in Greene County where his parents now live, provided authorities in California agree to Ohio’s terms.

The 21-year-old former Oakwood resident is convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman at Stanford University. He is currently serving three months of a six-month jail sentence in Santa Clara County, Calif. Jail and is scheduled for release on Sept. 2.

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Turner’s transfer is not unexpected as the unnamed victim previously expressed a desire to see him return to Ohio because “he makes her nervous,” a probation report states. Still, Santa Clara County probation officials noted by email in June their right to deny the transfer if Ohio officials “cannot meet some of the conditions” of California’s sentence.

Santa Clara County officials did not immediately respond Wednesday to a request for comment.

Emails first obtained by The Associated Press found Turner lied about his high school habits, and officials said he would be required to attend drug and alcohol counseling in addition to random testing.

Similar emails obtained by the Dayton Daily News state Turner has been made aware of how to register as a sex offender after his release. If transferred, Turner will not be required to register as a sex offender in California, but will need to register in Ohio within five days of release. He will be required to attend a sex offender treatment program.

Turner was also informed he would be unable to possess any firearms or ammunition.