Man Who Helped Stop Stanford Rape: Turner Did Not Seem Too Drunk
One of the two graduate students who stopped a sexual assault at Stanford University spoke out in an interview with Greta Van Susteren.
Carl-Fredrik Arndt and his friend Peter, both from Sweden, were riding their bikes when they noticed 20-year-old Brock Turner sexually assaulting a young woman who had passed out behind a dumpster.
Arndt said they could clearly see that the woman was not moving, so they approached him outside a fraternity house.
He said they "called the guy out" and after a brief conversation, Turner ran away. Peter held him and the two men kept Turner at the scene until cops arrived.
Arndt said that Turner - whose case has drawn national outrage because he received only a six-month sentence out of a possible 14 years - did not seem overly intoxicated.
"He could run. He could speak without slurring at all," Arndt recalled.
Turner's attorneys claimed that the encounter was consensual and also argued that he was very drunk at the time of the rape.
Arndt said the victim's dress was pulled up, but he did not want to get into details about the case. He also refused to comment on Turner's sentence.
He noted that he has not talked to the victim since that night.
In a now-viral letter which she read to Turner in court, the female victim thanked the two men who saved her from further harm.
Most importantly, thank you to the two men who saved me, who I have yet to meet. I sleep with two bicycles that I drew taped above my bed to remind myself there are heroes in this story. That we are looking out for one another. To have known all of these people, to have felt their protection and love, is something I will never forget.
She also questioned what would have happened if the two men had not seen what was happening and intervened.
I don’t sleep when I think about the way it could have gone if the two guys had never come. What would have happened to me? That’s what you’ll never have a good answer for, that’s what you can’t explain even after a year.
Watch the full interview above.