Brock Turner is a former Stanford University swimmer who received six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.
Brock Turner is a former Stanford University swimmer who received six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. Santa Clara County sheriff’s office The Associated Press
Brock Turner is a former Stanford University swimmer who received six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. Santa Clara County sheriff’s office The Associated Press

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