What Happened to Stanford Rapist Brock Turner – News & Updates

Back in 2016, Brock Turner filled national headlines with a high-profile rape case. Turner, a swimmer for Stanford University, engaged in sexual contact with a drunk and unconscious college-aged girl. He received a lot of attention for his behavior during the ensuing criminal trial, and for the sentencing that he received, which some believed to be overly lenient. His official trial began in March of 2016, and the case sparked a national conversation about rape culture, male privilege, and criminal proceedings in the United States. What happened to Brock Turner following the trial? Is Brock Turner in jail? In this article, I’m going to be answering that question, among a few others. Without further delay, let’s see if we can’t learn some more about this guy.

Brock Turner’s Early Life and the Stanford Incident

brock-turner-high-schoolBrock Turner was born in 1995 in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from high school in 2014, where he swam competitively. Brock didn’t just swim, either. He was a really, really good swimmer. When he graduated from Oakwood High School, he was a three time All-American. Turner was able to get into Stanford University (one of the top universities in the country, if not the world) on a swimming scholarship. Prior to his arrest for rape, Brock had gotten into a couple of instances of legal trouble. During his time in Stanford and in high school, he was known to illegally abuse substances like alcohol and drugs. In 2014, he was arrested for possessing alcohol while being under the legal age. At the time, these may have just seemed like stupid mistakes made by a dumb teenager. However, Turner would eventually show a proclivity for an even more heinous type of crime.

On January 18th 2015, two Swedish graduate students were cycling around Stanford’s campus late at night when they saw Brock Turner in a dark area behind a dumpster. Brock was on top of a woman who appeared to be unconscious. The men, knowing that something was awry, confronted Turner. When Turner attempted to flee, the men chased him down and detained him until campus police was able to arrive. When they came on the scene, the police determined that the woman in question was completely unconscious. She didn’t show many real signs of conscious response until past 4 am, which was three hours AFTER the cyclists confronted Brock. The woman’s hair was full of pine needles, and blood covered her hands and elbows. Brock was questioned and arrested, and it was found that he had a blood alcohol content of 0.171%. Experts estimated that the woman’s blood alcohol content would have sat at approximately 0.22%. Needless to say, things did not look good at all for Brock Turner.

brock-turner-mugshotWhen the woman finally came to the following morning, she testified that she had very little recollection of the night before. She didn’t remember being alone with anyone, and she didn’t remember consenting to any sexual activity. A medical examination showed that the woman had sustained signs of physical trauma (bruising and scrapes) as well as signs of sexual trauma, from being penetrated. The night before, both Brock Turner and the woman (who was known as Jane Doe during the proceedings) attended a party held by the Kappa Alpha fraternity on campus. Brock told police prior to his arrest that he had hit it off with the girl at the party, and that she enthusiastically accepted his advanced at the party and after they had left the party. He went on say that Jane Doe gave verbal consent prior to becoming unconscious. Jane Doe and her prosecutors would go on to discredit this series of events in the ensuing trial.


Brock Turner During the Stanford Trial

Shortly after the incident, in order to avoid disciplinary action, Brock withdrew his enrollment from Stanford. Just a couple of days after his initial arrest, Stanford made the decision to ban Brock from ever stepping foot on campus again. (This is one of the harshest penalties that the university is able to impose on someone.) On January 28th, he was officially indicted on five charges. These charges included rape of an intoxicated person, rape of an unconscious person, along with intent to rape and inserting foreign object into woman. In February, Turner plead not guilty to all five charges. A few months later, in October, the first two charges of rape were dropped. Although his actions can certainly be considered sexual assault, it wasn’t technically rape, since DNA evidence showed that there was no genital-to-genital contact.

brock-turner-trialHis trial didn’t officially begin until March of 2016, and that’s when the media frenzy really began. The trial itself lasted two weeks, and on March 30th he was officially convicted with the three remaining felony charges of sexual assault. The recommended sentencing for these charges typically sits at about 14 years in prison, but probation officials suggested that Turner just face a moderate amount of time in county jail. Prosecutors were seeking closer to six years in prison, believing that the callous act of sexual assault deserved a very serious punishment. During sentencing deliberations, statements from the victim, Brock, and Brock’s family attracted a lot of media attention. Brock’s statement was 11 pages long, and it reiterated his allegation that the contact he had with Jane Doe was completely consensual. According to Turner, they danced, flirted, and kissed at the party before engaging in sex acts with her on the ground on the Stanford campus.

One of the most controversial statements issued during this trial came from Brock Turner’s father, who believed that his son shouldn’t have twenty years of his life wasted due to a twenty minute mistake. As one can imagine, this comment was seen as seriously insensitive and out of line. The most influential statement, probably, came from Jane Doe herself. Jane’s statement was just under 8,000 words long, and it eloquently discussed her experience following the assault. In a very graceful way, it also talked about the male privilege and the class privilege that she felt was clearly evident in the trial. She noted her disgust that Brock could potentially get off on a light sentence due to his family’s affluence, and due to his success as a competitive swimmer. In the end, Brock Turner was sentenced to six months of confinement in county jail, followed by three years of probation. Outside of that, Turner was expected to register as a sex offender and attend a rehabilitation program for sex offenders.

What’s Stanford Rapist Brock Turner Doing Now in 2017 – Recent Updates

Following this sentence, much of the country was sent into outrage. Jane Doe’s victim impact statement, which has been read and analyzed by millions of people, was seen as a highly stirring and thought-provoking commentary on the state of rape culture in the United States. Despite the national debate, however, Brock’s sentencing was not changed. In June, USA Swimming announced that Brock would not be eligible for membership due to their no tolerance policy on sexual misconduct. Since almost all competitive swimming meets are managed by USA Swimming, this lifetime ban effectively ended Turner’s swimming career. Turner was officially released from Santa Clara County Jail on September 22, 2016. Under the terms of his release and of his probation, Turner was to live with his family in Sugarcreek Township, Ohio. His probation runs through Greene County Sheriff’s Office. Following the extreme outrage over this case and over the sentencing, California passed two bills that changed their state law on sexual assault. Even though Brock’s punishment may not have been as harsh as some people hoped, Brock Turner’s case has influenced the country in a very major way.


  • Hunter

    Brock Turner was innocent. “Emily Doe” was a drunken slut who had no right to be anonymous

    • Erin Rundle

      Well you’re obviously a troll

      • Keith Duhaime

        I grew up on a farm. We had scalpels for veterinary purposes. Hunter and Turner should both be introduced to one of those purposes in the most intimate manner.

        • vera

          Funny…!

    • Voltzy

      ken crouse calm down loser

    • Lorisa214

      I hope you get raped in a back alleyway.

    • CW1

      Another dumb asshole.

    • xiromisho

      Drunken slut or not, non-consent is non-consent. It doesn’t matter if she’s the town bicycle, if she doesn’t want to have sex with you, then that’s still rape.

      Just because a woman has alot of sex doesn’t mean she wants it from everyone.

    • kathryn

      Because she obviously wanted to have intercourse in the dirt behind a dumpster.

  • tom_merle

    Brock Turner’s trial a year ago bears all the features of a witch hunt. Brock is the one who got screwed, being seduced by an older woman who then wouldn’t take responsibility for creating the seduction.

    • CW1

      You fucking moron.

    • Mary Welborn Patton

      Seriously? She was unconscious! Behind a dumpster. You may have sex behind a dumpster in the dirt but women don’t. You are a scumbag just like Brock.

    • xiromisho

      Yeah… Witch Hunt.

      The only good news is that his dreams are shattered. But he should have been in there at least 6 years.

      • vera

        Other good news is that concerned citizens hold protests in front of Mummee and Daddee’s house where the little worm is residing. Public shaming is apropos for this family, especially considering Daddee’s glib remarks about his son’s assault against an unconscious human being.

    • vera

      Why sure…We all know that drunken , unconscious women seduce guys all the time…!

    • Ambra Vanderpool

      What’s scary about you is the fact that you’re a doctor, and you have a daughter. Please, I beg you, as she grows and her body develops, don’t do to her what you condone men do to women they find attractive. Obviously, it will happen to her, and she will reluctantly accept it as you’ve raised her to do; just don’t be the one to teach her what it’s like to be furiously used, abused and discarded.

  • P Mort

    So basically you don’t know “what he’s doing now”. I admit, you’re learning the ways in clickbait at least.

  • @shuegalnyc

    Anyone who thinks Turner was innocent needs to fall off the earth. He needs to take responsibility for his actions. How does he know how to do that if he has had his parents shielding him from his responsibiities. I hope someone catches him off guard and does to him what he tried to do to this girl and see how his father feels about that 20 minutes of action!

    • agnes losonczi

      Dear dad, should face the fact, that it was his misogynistic teachings, that dear son has followed up to prison time, which was unfortunately just a joke. The boy does deserve the additional prison time of public outrage, and a career of serving in McDonalds at best.

      • @shuegalnyc

        I can’ believe coming back to this sight to read your post that people want to blame the girl. She was drinking so automatically she is a whore and came on to him! Why can’t a woman go out and have fun and not be bothered? Men for ages find that if they give women alcohol and she passes out well she deserves to ge raped because she drank. How many countless girls have not reported rape because of this! It is sad that a person can not trust the environment they are in, that there is always some would be rapist trolling to see what girl is drunk to where they can take advantage. For every man that has gotten away with rape I hope in your life that you get to face the wraith of having to live in this for the rest of your life, that you feel the pain of what you have inflicted on others. For the ones that make general comments you need to volunteer at a rape hotline or morgue to see what these actions of some over privileged bastard gets away with.

        • agnes losonczi

          Sorry?! Can you understand, what you read?! Which part of my comment sounds for you as victim blaming?!

        • agnes losonczi

          Again: you have serious functional illiteracy problems, if you mistake anything in my comment for blaming the victim. Read carefully, word by word. If help needed, ask for it, otherwise stop this rage for nothing.

          • @shuegalnyc

            Agnes calm down. I was not in any way saying that you were victim blaming. I should have explained I guess a little better. I agree with your comment. I meant when I went to answer you and read the other comments stating that the victim deserved what she got made me angry.

          • agnes losonczi

            Ok then. Peace.

      • vera

        Yes… You’re right! McDonalds for the Stanford loser! This will be one way in which the skunk will suffer.

    • Lisa Denise Chlastawa

      I know him he is a lair. He was lying to me for MONTHS telling me that my friend told him she was going to come rape him and the kill his parents and then changed his story to that she told him she was going to kill him. I live in Ohio by him. Also look how UGLY he is no girl would ever want to rape him.

  • DeeJay522

    I will assume this was some project for Middle School. The article is awful. Very poorly written. There is no new information, and it contains nothing about what Brock is doing in 2017.

  • MadBrother

    I hope karma has kicked his a s s by now. He richly deserves it.

  • Framz Ferdomamd

    This is journalism. This guy should be fired. Then again, his passion is fech and film–so why is he writing about serious matters?

  • vera

    Where’s the update? I hope you’re not serious about journalism as your writing is very immature
    and replete with fundamental errors on many levels.

  • vera

    This crummy little insect will have to register as a sex offender for life. I am glad he lost his education and career as a swimmer.

  • buster

    if only someone could stab him to death