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Activists decry no-jail sentence for former frat president

In a case with echoes of the furor involving a Stanford University swimmer two years ago, advocates for sex-crime victims say the plea bargain that enabled a former Baylor University …


Court upholds ex-Stanford swimmer’s sex assault conviction

An appeals court on Wednesday rejected a former Stanford University swimmer’s bid for a new trial and upheld his sexual assault and attempted rape convictions.


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

Recall of judge in Stanford case will discourage others from being lenient, experts say

The ballot-box recall of a judge who gave a light sentence in a high-profile sexual assault case will discourage other judges from being lenient in the future, legal analysts said …


Stanford professor in recall effort receives rape threat

A Stanford University law professor who is leading an effort to recall a judge over his handling of a high-profile sexual assault case received an envelope Wednesday containing white powder …


Stanford sex offender Brock Turner is appealing his conviction

Brock Turner, the former Stanford University swimmer who served a widely criticized six-month jail sentence for assaulting an unconscious woman on campus, is now appealing his conviction and asking for …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 4:01 p.m.

Judge who gave Brock Turner six months for sexual assault cleared of misconduct

A California agency that oversees judicial discipline in the state says a judge committed no misconduct when he sentenced former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail …


Newsmakers: California governor OKs sex crime bill tied to Stanford case

California Gov. Jerry Brown


Brock Turner sex assault focuses attention on sex registries

When ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner became a registered sex offender for life last Tuesday, he joined a nationwide list of registered sex criminals that has grown dramatically in recent …


Ex-Stanford swimmer Brock Turner returns to Ohio, registers as sex offender

A former Stanford University swimmer whose six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman sparked a national outcry registered as a sex offender Tuesday in Ohio, where he’s living with …


Brock Turner, whose sex assault sentence sparked outcry, released after three months

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Brock Turner, whose six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman at Stanford University sparked a national outcry, was released from jail Friday morning after serving …


Ex-Stanford swimmer to be released after serving half of 6-month sentence in sex assault case

Former Stanford University student Brock Turner, who was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman and sentenced to six months in jail – a penalty criticized for its leniency – is …


Rex Huppke: What rape case can teach sons

I want my sons to read her letter, and I want them to understand what rape is and I want them to know, without a hint of doubt, that it …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Fix culture that makes a Brock Turner possible

For an American woman, it’s a measure of the danger she faces from predatory men who consider her body to be their right. It is the difference between self-confidence and …


Real rape, bogus lynching spotlight criminal injustice

The two cases could not be more starkly different, nor could they, together, better illustrate the vast disparities across race and class lines in our system of justice.


2 who backed ex-Stanford swimmer in assault case apologize

With outcry growing against those who stood by a former Stanford University swimmer who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman, a childhood friend and a high school guidance counselor have apologized …