WATCH: Reporters swarm Stanford rapist Brock Turner as he is released from jail
Brock Turner

A former Stanford University swimmer, whose six-month jail sentence was decried by protesters as too lenient following his conviction of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in 2015, was released from a San Francisco-area jail on Friday.

Brock Turner, 20, was escorted out of the Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose shortly after 6 a.m. local time, just three months after he entered. Inmates sentenced to county jail in California typically serve just 50 percent of their sentences before their release.

(Reporting by Jane Lee in Santa Clara; Writing by Curtis Skinner; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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