It seems that the justice system does serve us well at times. Brock Turner, former Stanford University student who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman outside a fraternity party in 2015, has lost his appeal.
Turner made headlines has he served only three months in jail after being convicted of assault with intent to commit rape, sexual penetration of an intoxicated person, and sexual penetration of an unconscious person.
Although the general consensus was that the sentence was too lenient, Turner’s attorneys appealed his conviction so that he would not have to register as a sex offender for life. Thankfully, the California Court of Appeals rejected the appeal.
They said: “Defendant argues none of his convictions is supported by sufficient evidence. That argument lacks merit.”
The attorney’s argument that “Turner’s pants remained on” was rejected, as according to the Court that didn’t mean he wasn’t planning on raping the victim. They said: “While it is true that defendant did not expose himself, he was interrupted. Jurors reasonably could have inferred from the evidence described above that, if the graduate students had not stopped defendant, he would have exposed himself and raped [the victim].”