Judge Who Sentenced Brock Turner Recalled by California Voters


Judge Aaron Persky of State Superior Court was heavily criticized after sentencing Brock Turner, who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman, to only six months in jail. Prosecutors pushed for a six-year prison sentence, but Persky went with the country probation department’s recommendation of a six month jail sentence.

The recall campaign was led by Michele Dauber, a Standard Law School professor who says she is a family friend of the victim.

“We voted that sexual violence, including campus sexual violence, must be taken seriously by our elected officials, and by the justice system,” she said.