Brock Turner Judge Removed From New Sexual Assault Case Due to Complaints

Judge Persky image via The Recorder Judge Aaron Persky, who presided over the Brock Turner sexual assault trial, was removed from a case on Tuesday, after prosecutors complained, Reuters reported. Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen said he did not trust Persky’s ability to fairly hear the case, mentioning the six-month jail sentence Persky gave Turner after a jury convicted him of three felony sexual offenses.

“We lack confidence that Judge Persky can fairly participate in this upcoming hearing,” Rosen said. The new case involves a male nurse who is accused of sexually assaulting a female patient who had been anesthetized prior to surgery. A new judge has already been assigned.

Many feel Turner’s sentence was too light, considering that prosecutors recommended six years in prison. Turner sexually assault an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. Judge Persky cannot comment on the case at this time, as Turner is appealing the decision.


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