Anger surrounds short sentence of convicted Stanford rapist - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Anger surrounds short sentence of convicted Stanford rapist

Brock Turner sits in court flanked by his father and defense attorney. Brock Turner sits in court flanked by his father and defense attorney.
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

When you scroll up and down Twitter, there is no doubt it's on fire over the controversial sentence of Brock Turner. 

The Stanford swimmer got six months in prison, and three years’ probation for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.

With good behavior, he could be free in just three months.

The sentence came after the victim submitted a 13-page impact letter, a letter Sondra Miller with the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center should have gone a long way.

“They feel like it's the only time in the entire process that they have a voice,” Miller said.

The victim stated to the judge she should not be considered "a drunk victim discarded behind a dumpster" and a light sentence would make "a mockery of the seriousness of his assaults."

Even Turner's own defense attorney Mike Armstrong said people would be not be happy with a light sentence. 

“If my daughter was a victim I’d be livid, I’d be furious, I’d be asking for a very serious punishment," Armstrong said.

But perhaps the most shocking twist was the way Turner's dad responded, asking the judge not to destroy his son's life with 14 years in prison. 

"He states this would be a steep price for 20 minutes of action," Miller said. That statement was inappropriate, she explained.

"The father missed the point -- his son made a choice that really hurt someone else and without acknowledging how much his son hurt someone else than asking for empathy for his son, (he) really missed the point,” she said.

It's a point that has opened a massive discussion on social media.

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