LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company which operates lawsuitssettlementfunding.com, reported today that after Brock Turner was convicted of a 2015 sexual assault and sentenced to six months in jail and three years of probation, outrage has sparked over the sentence. Now, protestors are planning to decry the light sentence at the Stanford graduation ceremony.
Brock Turner, 20, portrayed as an "All-American swimmer," was convicted in March of the intent to commit rape of an intoxicated/unconscious person, penetration of an intoxicated person, and penetration of an unconscious person. The conviction stems from an incident on January 18, 2015, when two male Stanford grad students were riding their bikes on the California campus and found a man on top of a woman near a dumpster. He fled, but one of the students chased him and held him while police were called. The woman, who has chosen to remain anonymous, was unconscious and partially naked. The man was identified as Brock Turner.
Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky handed down a six-month jail sentence for Turner, and three years of probation – a sentence that many consider extraordinarily light, including Stanford students who have said they plan to carry protest signs at the university's commencement. According to Reuters, protest organizers have said online that "they want to see members of the Stanford community speak out against the sentence. The aim is to strike a blow against a culture on college campuses that they say discourages victims of sexual assault from coming forward."
Chris Janish, CEO of Legal-Bay, commented on the recent news, "Unfortunately, sexual assault and sexual abuse cases are not uncommon, particularly on college campuses. Our hearts go out to the victim involved, and others who have suffered similar instances. We want to remind victims that we are here to assist them with getting their lives back on track."
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