PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on six-month jail sentence for a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sex assault (all times local):
A small number of Stanford University graduating students used the school’s commencement ceremony to express their anger over the six-month jail sentence given to a former student for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.
At least five people demonstrated Sunday during “Wacky Walk,” a rambunctious, slow-moving stroll by graduating students dressed in zany costumes that precedes the official graduation events.
One person held a sign that declared “Stanford protects rapists.” Another graduate’s sign was a message to the victim: “You are a warrior.”
Organizers said they wanted to show solidarity to the woman sexually assaulted on campus last year by former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner.
The woman’s emotional statement to the court about how the assault devastated her life was widely shared online, attracting national attention to the case.