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.