Former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner is expected to be released from a California jail Friday after serving only half of his six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Turner, now 21, was convicted in March of assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated/unconscious person, penetration of an intoxicated person and penetration of an unconscious person, the Dayton Daily News reported. In June, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Turner to six months in jail, sparking outrage and a campaign for Persky to be recalled.
"A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him," Persky said of Turner at the time. "I think he will not be a danger to others."
Persky, who recently recused himself from deciding on a child pornography case, has been voluntarily reassigned to civil court, the Times reported.
According to the Times, early releases for "good behavior" are common in California.
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