SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California Gov. Jerry Brown has approved two bills that emerged after a former Stanford University swimmer was sentenced to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a woman passed out near a trash bin.
The Democratic governor said Friday that he signed one bill requiring state prison time for someone convicted of assaulting an unconscious victim instead of a shorter jail sentence like the one Brock Turner received.
The one-time Olympic hopeful was released from jail in September after serving three months for good behavior.
Brown also signed a bill permitting sexual assault victims to say in court that they were raped, even if the attack doesn’t meet the technical legal definition.