Last week I wrote an article titled Rape Culture. In it I said that Brock Turner was a “former Stanford student and US Olympic Swim Team hopeful convicted of 3 counts of felony rape. . .”
I was wrong.
Brock Turner wasn’t convicted of rape.
He was found guilty of three things:
- Assault with INTENT to commit rape
- Penetration with a foreign object of an intoxicated woman.
- Penetration with a foreign object of an unconscious woman.
The police arrested Brock Turner on suspicion of attempted rape immediately after the rape based on the statements of the two cyclists and the victim’s inability to make a statement. However, Brock Turner was dressed and there did not appear to be any overt evidence of intercourse at the scene.
Intent to commit rape, legally, is not the same as having sexual intercourse with a person, and therefore, Turner is not a convicted rapist.
But he is now a registered sex offender for the rest of his life.
I’m saying this because many people, myself included, have called Brock Turner a rapist.
There is a difference between intent to rape and rape. Just like there’s a difference between intent to commit murder and murder.
Thank God for those two Swedes on bicycles who stopped him.
Maybe, finding out that he received a 6 month jail sentence, in light of this information, would help people understand the judge’s decision to not put Brock Turner in prison for years.
I’ve tried to post this information on social media.
My comments have been deleted.
No one wants to hear about the legalities of the case.
All they care about is that Brock Turner is being called the Stanford Rapist therefore he MUST BE a rapist.
Because if it’s written online, it must be true.
Well, like it or not, it’s not true.
Brock is guilty of several things, but actually raping the victim in the Stanford “Rape” case is not one of them.
Comments are open if you want to share your thoughts.