California Governor Jerry Brown signs new laws against rape following Brock Turner case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Governor of California has signed two sex crime bills stemming from the Brock Turner case.

Turner, a former Stanford University swimmer, was sentenced to 6 months in jail and three years of probation for raping a 23-year-old unconscious woman behind a dumpster in 2015.

Turner’s case burst into the spotlight because of the light sentence he received.

One bill – signed Friday – puts into effect mandatory minimum prison sentences for offenders.

The other bill permits sexual assault victims to say in court that they were raped, even if the attack doesn’t meet the technical definition under California law.

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