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Brock Turner, of Oakwood, convicted of sexual assault

Published: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 @ 8:52 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 @ 9:17 PM

A California jury has convicted Brock Allen Turner, of Oakwood, the former Stanford University and three-time All-American Oakwood High School swimmer, of three felony charges stemming from a sexual assault that occurred after a fraternity party in January 2015.

Several media outlets, including Paloaltoonline.com and nbcbayarea.com, are reporting this evening that the 20-year-old could face 10 years in prison and will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life when he is sentenced June 2.

A Santa Clara County jury deliberated over two days before returning guilty verdicts on all three counts sought against the all-star swimmer:

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** Assault with the intent to commit rape,

** Sexual penetration of an intoxicated person,

** Sexual penetration of an unconscious person.

According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, After the party on Jan. 17, two passers-by bicycling through campus were passing by a Dumpster when they spotted Turner on top of the victim, whose dress was pulled up and who was reportedly unconscious during the encounter and for several hours thereafter. Turner was arrested Jan. 18.

The victim, a UC Santa Barbara graduate, testified March 25 that she did not remember meeting Turner and recalled having a drink at the party and then waking up on a hospital gurney, her dress pulled up to her waist.

It was only then that she learned from a police deputy that she was sexually assaulted.

Turner was 19 at the time of the incident. He has since withdrawn from Stanford.

He testified on March 23 that the woman gave him verbal consent before their sexual encounter outside the party.

Turner also claimed that she was conscious and responsive throughout their interactions that evening, including when they kissed and he digitally penetrated her.

Mercurynews.com reported that as the verdict from the eight man, four woman jury was read, Turner, wearing a navy blazer, looked down and his mother wailed and stomped her foot. The jury left the courthouse without commenting, as did Turner and his family.

Turner, who had aspired to swim in the Olympics, remains free on $150,000 bail.

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