Fox Topix: Stanford Sex Assault Case
Should the judge in the Stanford sexual assault case be removed from the bench? Why or why not? A Santa Clara County, California judge is facing criticism after sentencing a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail and three years of probation for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman following a fraternity party. The former swimmer will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and take part in a sex offender management program. Brock Turner, 20, could have received the maximum 14 years in prison for the three counts of sexual assault for which he was found guilty. Some say Judge Aaron Persky’s sentencing of Turner was too lenient on a privileged athlete from an elite university swimming program. Some organizations are calling for Judge Persky to be removed from office over this case, with one online petition already receiving more than 100,000 signatures. For today’s Fox Topix, we want to know: Should the judge in the Stanford sexual assault case be removed from the bench? Why or why not? Please leave your comment below of email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.