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Brock Turner Wants To Overturn His Sexual Assault Convictions

Brock Turner Wants To Overturn His Sexual Assault Convictions

A former Stanford swimmer whose light sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman outside an on-campus fraternity party drew widespread contempt is appealing his conviction on grounds including prosecutorial misconduct.

The case reignited the debate around sexual assault on campus in the United States, especially as a number of Turner's family and friends came forward to defend him and were accused of victim-blaming in the process.

Turner was charged with assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated woman, sexually penetrating an intoxicated person with a foreign object, and sexually penetrating an unconscious person with a foreign object in January 2015. On the off chance that Turner was sentenced a moment time, there would be calls for him to serve state jail time, The Mercury News announced.

Turner's attorneys are also basing their appeal on repeat allegations by Deputy District Attorney Alaleh Kianerci that Turner assaulted his victim behind a dumpster.

Lawyers for Brock Turner filed an appeal Friday.

The motion also argued that the sexual assault did not occur behind a dumpster but in a "completely open setting".

According to CNN, Turner's attorneys have claimed that his conviction was "fundamentally unfair", and are pushing for a new trial in the hopes of fully exonerating him.

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In the appeal, Turner's legal team claims they were at a disadvantage on three fronts: The jury did not get a lot of evidence that represented Turner's character; The jury was not allowed to consider a lesser offense; The jury was subjected to "extensive "behind-the-dumpster" propaganda".

Turner's lawyer, Eric Multhaup, said he had nothing to add about "the unfairness of the conviction" beyond the court filing.

"It happened, but it was nowhere close to crime", he said.

Turner's six-month sentence had initially prompted global outcry for being too lenient after the trial made news around the world after the victim's excruciating impact statement was made public. "His conviction will be upheld".

She told her attacker in the statement read in court: "You don't know me, but you've been inside me, and that's why we're here today. Nothing can ever roll back Emily Doe's legacy of raising the world's awareness about sexual assault".

Turner's legal team filed appeal papers Friday at California's Sixth District of Appeals.