Brock Turner. Photo: Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office
Turner’s lawyers argued in their appeal filed Friday that the initial trial was “a detailed and lengthy set of lies.”
They are also hoping to overturn the lifetime requirement that Turner register as a sex offender.
Turner’s case became a flashpoint in the debate on campus sexual assault after an impassioned victim impact statement from the accuser went viral.
He served only three months of his six-month sentence. One of the high notes in the appeal is its objection to his being described in court as assaulting his victim behind a “trash bin,” when it was in fact a “garbage receptacle.”
In either case, Turner was