XENIA, Ohio (UPI) — A former swimmer for Stanford University on Tuesday registered as a sex offender after completing half of his court-imposed jail sentence.
Brock Allen Turner was released from the Santa Clara County Jail on Friday to the custody of his parents in Ohio. The swim star was forced to register as a sex offender immediately on Tuesday, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office’s first day of business this week following the Labor Day holiday.
Turner, while a freshman at the prestigious Northern California institution, sexually assaulted an unconscious woman on campus, a story that made national headlines. After he was convicted, Turner was expelled from Stanford before he could complete his first year.
Under the terms of sex offender registration, Turner must update his status every 90 days — his next deadline Dec. 5. His neighbors will also receive a notification that a sex offender lives nearby and authorities will make random, unannounced visits to his home.
On the registration form, Turner stated details of the sexual assault on a 23-year-old woman outside a Stanford fraternity.
In March, he was convicted of three felonies — assault with intent to rape an intoxicated woman, sexually penetrating an intoxicated person with a foreign object, and sexually penetrating an unconscious person with a foreign object.
The former Stanford student’s arrival at the sheriff’s office Tuesday generated a large amount of local media coverage — in some residents’ estimations, too much.
“You’ve got to be kidding me,” one man said as he looked at a news helicopter hovering overhead.