Woman reports rape in Stanford dorm on same day Brock Turner-inspired sentencing law signed
Stanford police are investigating another report of a rape on campus, just days after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a tougher rape sentencing law inspired by the case of Stanford rapist Brock Turner.
WHIO reports that an unidentified female student at Stanford reported she was raped by an unidentified male student in his dorm room. Although she came forward to someone in position of authority at the school, she has not yet given a formal statement to campus police.
“She is processing a very traumatic experience, understandably, and I’m sure she is processing whether to come forward to us and give us a statement so we can continue with the investigation,” said Bill Larson, a spokesman for the Stanford Department of Public Safety.
The alleged rape at Stanford occurred on the same day that Gov. Brown signed a law that imposed tougher minimum sentences on rapists who are convicted of sexually assaulting unconscious victims. The law was passed amid outcries that Brock Turner, a Stanford student who served only three months in jail after being convicted of sexual assault, got off too easy.