Ex-Stanford swimmer faces rape charge in Palo Alto courtroom

Feb 2, 2015 11:24 AM

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - A former Stanford University swimmer is set to be arraigned on sexual assault charges in a Palo Alto courtroom.

The San Jose Mercury News reports that 19-year-old Brock Turner will appear Monday morning. He was arrested Jan. 18 after being caught on top of an unconscious and half-nude woman outside a fraternity party both had attended. He was not a fraternity member.

Police say two men riding bikes on campus saw an unconscious woman on the ground with a man on top of her. Police say Turner ran away but was caught by the men and held until police arrived.

He faces five felony counts and is free on $150,000 bail and voluntarily withdrew from Stanford. His attorney has not commented on the case.

Turner was a three-time All-American high school swimmer in Dayton, Ohio.


Information from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, http://www.mercurynews.com

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