Brock Turner, convicted of sexual assault, asks for new trial


The motion, which was obtained by Buzzfeed, claims that Turner's trial contained "a detailed and lengthy set of lies" and that the jury was given "extensive "behind-the-dumpster" propaganda".

A former Stanford University swimmer found guilty of sexual assault in California has appealed his conviction after serving a sentence that many condemned as an example of how the justice system fails to take such crimes seriously enough.

The Los Angeles Times has also reported that Turner's lawyers hope the result of a new trial would overturn Turner's mandatory requirement of his sentencing to register for life as a sex offender.

Brock Turner, the former Stanford swimmer and convicted rapist whose lenient sentence for sexual assault prompted national outrage, is appealing his conviction.

"Brock Turner received a fair trial and was justly convicted", Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen said late Friday.

Turner's lawyers did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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That characterisation of the crime, "implied an intent on the appellant's part to shield and sequester his activities" and "implied moral depravity, callousness and culpability on the appellant's part because of the inherent connotations of filth, garbage, detritus and criminal activity frequently associated with dumpsters", the document reportedly states. Turner was sentenced in June 2016 to six months incarceration in the Santa Clara County jail, where he served three months before being released.

'His conviction will be upheld.

The lawyers argue the jury did not see sufficient evidence to represent Turner's character, and that the jury was not permitted to consider a lower-level offense. "Nothing can ever roll back Emily Doe's legacy of raising the world's awareness about sexual assault".

Stanford law professor Michele Dauber, who is on a committee to recall the judge who sentenced Turner, said it's common for people to appeal.

If the Sixth District Court of Appeal grants Turner's request to reverse his convictions, the case would be retried in Santa Clara County and overseen by a judge other than Persky.

The case received worldwide attention after Turner's victim delivered a heartbreaking 12-page statement detailing her experience.