Brock Turner (August 1, 1995-) is a former Stanford University student-athlete who was found guilty of raping an inebriated student.
Brock was born in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from Oakwood High School in 2014, where he was a three-time All-American swimmer. At the time of his arrest, Turner was a 19-year-old freshman at Stanford University; enrolled on a swimming scholarship.
Before sentencing, the prosecution filed a memo with the court describing Turner's drug and alcohol history at Stanford and earlier in high school. It recounted that police found photos and messages on Turner's cell phone that indicated extensive drug use, including LSD, ecstasy, marijuana extracts, and excessive alcohol. Turner was arrested in 2014 for possession of alcohol while under legal age.
By the conventions of U.S. courts and media, the woman Turner was convicted of assaulting (whose real name was recently revealed as Chanel Miller) was called "V01" in the redacted police report on the incident, "Jane Doe" in the indictment, and "Emily Doe" and "Jane Doe 1" by local and regional newspapers, including the San Jose Mercury News, the Stanford Daily and the Palo Alto Weekly. At the time of her assault, Doe was a 22-year-old alumna of a different college. Her younger sister (referred to by the media as Tiffany Doe or Jane Doe 2), was a student at a distant California university.
After being caught fleeing the scene, Turner was charged and was subsequently banned from campus. He also lost his position on the campus swimming team and can never professionally swim again, due to zero-tolerance policies over sexual misconduct.
His father later produced a statement in defense of his son, which gained infamy for trivializing rape as "20 minutes of pleasure." Turner's mother has also come out in defense of her son, claiming that his life was ruined after getting caught.
He is permanently registered as a sex offender.