Police Report: Brock Turner Admits Sexual Contact, Denies Raping Unconscious Woman

A former Stanford University freshman and the star of the university’s swim team is facing rape charges after he was caught sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on Tuesday.

The suspect, Brock Allen Turner, 19, was a three-time All-American high school swimmer in Dayton, Ohio, and joined Stanford’s swim team last year.

Turner reportedly met the victim, who was not a student, at a party in the area near fraternities and campus housing.

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At around 1 a.m. on January 18, two cyclists saw Turner on top of the woman on the ground near fraternity houses on campus. The woman was apparently intoxicated and unconscious. Turner tried to flee but was held by the two men while they called the police, NBC reported.

Turner was then sent to jail, while the victim was sent to the hospital.

Before he entered his plea, the 19-year-old sat, free on $150,000 bail, next to his attorney and father, chewing gum. He answered Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky with simple “yes” answers, acknowledging that he understand the charges being brought against him.

His attorney, Mike Armstrong, had requested that Turner be allowed to stay in Ohio, where the teen had been a swimming champion and now lives with his parents for each of his upcoming court appearances, saying it would be costly to fly back and forth to Palo Alto. Turner dropped out of the elite private university after he was arrested on Jan. 18.

The former raising swimming star was charged with raping an unconscious person, raping an intoxicated person, sexual penetration with a foreign object and assault while attempting to commit rape. He posted $150,000 bail and could face up to 10 years behind bars if charges convicted.