California governor signs sex crime bill tied to Brock Turner case

Brock Turner registering as sex offender in Greene County (Josh Ames / WDTN Photo)
Brock Turner registering as sex offender in Greene County (Josh Ames / WDTN Photo)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has approved two bills that emerged after a former Stanford University swimmer was sentenced to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a woman passed out near a trash bin.

The Democratic governor said Friday that he signed one bill requiring state prison time for someone convicted of assaulting an unconscious victim instead of a shorter jail sentence like the one Brock Turner received.

The one-time Olympic hopeful was released from jail in September after serving three months for good behavior.

Brown also signed a bill permitting sexual assault victims to say in court that they were raped, even if the attack doesn’t meet the technical legal definition.

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