Ex-Stanford swimmer Brock Turner’s sex assault conviction confirmed by the court

In this Sept. 2, 2016, file photo, Brock Turner leaves the Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose, California.


A court of appeal has rejected a former Stanford University swimmer proposal for a new trial and upheld his sexual assault conviction.

The three judges of the 6th District Court of Appeal ruled unanimously Wednesday that Brock, Turner received a fair trial.

A jury in San Jose 2016 convicted Turner of sexually assaulting a young, drunk woman outside an on-campus fraternity party.

Judge Aaron Persky denied a prosecutor’s demand for a lengthy prison term and instead sentenced him to six months in prison. Turner appealed the conviction, arguing that he did not receive a fair trial.

Persky the sentence sparked national outrage by those who thought that it was too lenient. It also led to a discussion about the criminal justice on the treatment of victims of sexual violence.

The voters called Persky in June.

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