Published: Mon, December 04, 2017
Science | By Eileen Rhodes

Brock Turner has appealed his sexual assault conviction

Brock Turner has appealed his sexual assault conviction

The case gained national attention when Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Turner to six months in jail after prosecutors recommended Turner receive a six-year sentence.

Brock Turner has appealed to have his sexual assault conviction overturned.

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

Turner was indicted in March 2016 of different charges for the January 2015 rape of an oblivious, inebriated lady outside the Kappa Alpha crew on the Stanford University grounds.

In a move this past Friday, Turner's legal team filed a 172-page brief, describing his trial as a "detailed and lengthy set of lies" and are seeking to overturn his mandatory requirement to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Turner's trial made global headlines after the victim's wrenching impact statement was read to the court.

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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"His conviction will be upheld", he added. "Nothing can ever roll back Emily Doe's legacy of raising the world's awareness about sexual assault".

The appeal said the use of the term dumpster "implied moral depravity, callousness and culpability on the appellant's part because of the inherent connotations of filth, garbage, detritus and criminal activity frequently generally associated with dumpsters".

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. That question related to whether digital penetration had occurred.

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.

Turner, who was a decorated swimmer at Stanford at the time, pleaded not guilty.

His victim told the court that she had woken up hours after the attack with dried blood on her hands and no memory of meeting Turner or being taken to hospital.

New laws signed by Gov. In the appeal, the lawyers claim the assault did not occur behind a dumpster because the woman was found in a "completely open setting".

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