USA Swimming Announces Lifetime Ban for Convicted Stanford Rapist
Brock Turner's dreams of becoming an Olympic swimmer will never come to fruition, at least not in the United States.
USA Swimming, the organization responsible for selecting the U.S. Olympic team, has permanently banned the convicted rapist from membership or from competing in any of its events.
The former Stanford University swimmer had been an Olympic hopeful, winning several Ohio high school state titles and competing on his college's team until he was arrested in January 2015.
USA Swimming spokesman Scott Leightman said Turner's sexual assault conviction violates the organization's strict zero-tolerance policy for sexual misconduct.
The case has drawn national outrage this week after a California judge sentenced to Turner to only six months in jail out of a maximum prison sentence of 14 years.
Turner could be released within three months with good behavior.
The victim in the case was sexually assaulted by Turner behind a dumpster outside a fraternity party before two men intervened and called police.
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