SANTA CLARA COUNTY (KRON) — Former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner was released from jail Friday morning after serving 90 says for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.
21-year-old Turner looked down but kept his face uncovered as he walked out of the Santa Clara County Main Jail at 6:08 a.m.
He immediately got into a car. Where he is headed to next is unknown but it’s believed he is heading back to him hometown in Ohio.
Turner served three months of the six-month sentence he received for the sexual assault that happened outside a Stanford fraternity house.
The case gained nationwide attention as many people are outraged saying the sentence was too lenient. Now protesters are calling to remove Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, who issued the punishment, from the bench.
Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith spoke after Turner was released. She is unhappy with his sentencing and is even supporting a new bill that would require mandatory prison sentence for anyone convicted of raping an intoxicated and unconscious person.
“He should have never been in our jail, he should have been in prison,” Sheriff Smith said.