Sheriff’s office to monitor Brock Turner if he returns to Ohio

The 21-year-old former Stanford swimmer was convicted in March of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman near a fraternity house

Brock Turner, shown in a March 2015 file photo at the Santa Clara County Superior Court, is expected to be released from jail Friday, September 2, 2016, after serving half of his six-month jail sentence for sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman.
Brock Turner, shown in a March 2015 file photo at the Santa Clara County Superior Court, is expected to be released from jail Friday, September 2, 2016, after serving half of his six-month jail sentence for sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman. (Gary Reyes/San Jose Mercury News via AP, file

XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) – An Oakwood native convicted of sexual assault is expected to get out of jail early.

A California judge sentenced Brock Turner to six months in jail in June but records show he’ll leave on Friday.

His parents now live in Sugarcreek Township and if he comes home, he’ll have to register as a sex offender at the Greene County Sheriff’s office.

“We’ve already seen protests by mom and dad’s house. Can I anticipate that happening? I would assume that they will continue,” said Sheriff Gene Fischer, “Can I tell you what day he’s coming in? I can’t.”

According to the sheriff, Turner’s file hasn’t been sent to his office yet but should the convicted sex offender move back to his parent’s house, he’ll have to register as such.

“We will monitor, we will send deputies to the house to make sure he’s living where he’s supposed to be living. We will notify resident in the area. He is required to report we are required to notify and we are required to go check to confirm and we do that several times,” said Sheriff Fischer.

The 21-year-old former Stanford swimmer was convicted in March of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman near a fraternity house. His sentencing gained national attention when Judge Aaron Persky gave him to six months in jail. Many argued that was too lenient.

With good behavior credits, records show he’ll be out on September 2, after serving half his sentence.

“I don’t think that’s right. I don’t think that sentence fits the crime,” said Jason Guerin of West Carrollton.

“Even though you’re on probation it isn’t fair to the person he sexually assaulted cause they still have to just live a lifetime of that painful memory of that happening,” said Hannah Hill of Dayton.

“To me, his return is no different than any other sex offender who comes in here and registers with us. We’re going to treat him the same. We keep an eye on the sex offenders and know where they’re at,” Sheriff Fischer said. “If they violate the probation or they violate any terms of checking in as a sex offender, we will pursue charges through the prosecutor’s office.”

Turner’s sentence also requires him to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and will be under probation for three years.

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