Stanford swimmer insists he didn’t intend to rape unconscious woman: police
A former Stanford University swimmer was charged this week with raping an intoxicated and unconscious woman outside an on-campus fraternity party.
Two bicyclists said they spotted 19-year-old Brock Allen Turner on top of the woman, who is not a student, and saw that she was lying on the ground and not moving.
They restrained Turner, who tried to get away, and called police.
Investigators said Turner told them he met the woman at the Jan. 18 party and they went outside and started kissing on the ground.
He admitted to taking off the woman’s underwear, digitally penetrating her, and touching her breasts, police said, but he claims he never took off his own pants.
Turner said the woman rubbed his back and seemed to enjoy the activity, police said.
Police said Turner told them his “intentions were not to try and rape the girl without her consent” but to “‘hook up’ with a girl.”
The victim told police she drank four whiskey shots less than two hours before going to the Kappa Alpha party and then blacked out after drinking two shots of vodka and going outside with her sister.
Prosecutors charged Turner on Wednesday with unlawful sexual intercourse with someone who is prevented from resisting due to intoxication, intercourse with a person unconscious of the nature of the act, assault with the intent to commit rape, sexual penetration of a person who cannot resist due to intoxication, and penetration of a person unconscious of the nature of the act.
Turner faces a possible prison term of 14 to 30 years, if convicted.
The former star swimmer from Ohio withdrew from Stanford shortly after his arrest.