TAKE A STAND: Sexual assault sentence

WCSC - TAKE A STAND: Sexual Assault Sentence

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A California judge sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus.

Not 60 years.

Not even six years.

Six months.

The unidentified victim wrote a letter about how her life has been damaged and forever changed.

Brock Turner's father wrote his own letter, asking the judge to go easy, saying his son no longer enjoys eating steak, his favorite food, and that his son should not be punished for what his dad calls "20 minutes of action".

That is simply unacceptable.

Six months for a conviction is a slap on the wrist.

Judge Aaron Persky was on the ballot in California this week, but was re-elected without opposition.

That's a shame.

Judge Persky should be recalled and thrown out of office.  Sexual assault is a crime, regardless of social class, income, race or gender. In this case, the punishment does not fit the crime.