Breaking News Emails
Brock Turner, the former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman outside a campus party, registered as a sex offender on Tuesday morning in his native Ohio.
Turner, 21, was accompanied by his parents as he entered the Greene County sheriff’s office to sign paperwork. His mother attempted to shield her sons’ face from cameras with her white sweater as he filled out paperwork, which took about 20 minutes. Turner was wearing sunglasses and did not give any public remarks.
Turner was released from Santa Clara County Jail on Friday after serving less than half of his six-month sentence. He had five days to report to the sheriff in his home state to register as a Tier III sex offender. Under the designation, Turner will be mandated to re-register four times per year for the rest of his life. He’ll also have to serve three years of probation.
The case drew national attention, especially after the victim’s powerful and detailed statement went viral and as critics condemned the six-month sentence — and being allowed to leave jail early — as too lenient. Turner initially faced up to 14 years in jail following the assault on the school’s campus in January of last year.