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This January 2015 booking photo released by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office shows Brock Turner. The former Stanford University swimmer was sentenced last week to six months in jail and three years' probation for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, sparking outrage from critics who say Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky was too lenient on a privileged athlete from a top-tier swimming program. (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner registers as sex offender in Ohio


Former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner registers as sex offender in Ohio

Ex-Stanford swimmer Brock Turner registered as a sex offender in Green County, Ohio, on Tuesday.

Turner, 21, was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious girl at Stanford University in January 2015. The case was heavily followed by news media and created a tremendous debate within the social media community. Many within the online community viewed Turner's sentencing as unjust due to the horrific details of the case. 

Turner has to register as a Tier III sex offender every 90 days for the rest of his life, according to the sheriff's office. He also faces three years of supervised probation.

Turner was sentenced to six months in a Santa Clara County jail but was released after only three months, creating an even greater vociferous backlash.  Reactions like these:

You don't know me, but you've been inside me, and that's why we're here today.
Victim's Court Statement

The case caught the attention of the public after the victim's statement was released online. It was addressed to Brock Turner and was quickly shared by social media. 

Protests were held outside of Turner's parents' home last week in Sugarcreek Township after he was released. 

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