Prosecution memo stresses Brock Turner had history of harassing women

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Regular citizens and lawmakers are making moves to throw out the Stanford sex assault sentence of Brock Turner, a man convicted of attacking an unconscious woman, who is now in jail. (Stanford Police Department)

Regular citizens and lawmakers are making moves to throw out the Stanford sex assault sentence of Brock Turner, a man convicted of attacking an unconscious woman, who is now in jail.

Hundreds of pages of court documents were obtained by ABC7 News overnight. It is clear that the prosecution, the victim and her family and many people on the Stanford campus did not want brock turner to come here to jail. They want him sent to prison. The sentence has sparked outrage across the U.S.

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It's unclear how much Brock Turner is hearing about the backlash to his sentencing last week. He's in the Santa Clara County Jail for at least the next three months.

ABC7 News is learning new details about what led up to the sentencing.

Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky says he sentenced Turner to just six months for the sexual assault at Stanford because of his age and lack of criminal record.

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But the prosecution's full sentencing memo, obtained by ABC7 News, stresses Turner had a history of harassing women and was similarly aggressive with another female at a fraternity party the week before.

The district attorney also says Turner lied to the judge about his drinking and partying.

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Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky says he sentenced Turner to just six months for the sexual assault at Stanford because of his age and lack of criminal record.

But the prosecution's sentencing memo stresses Turner had a history of harassing women and was similarly aggressive with another female at a fraternity party the week before.

The D.A. also says Turner lied to the judge about drinking and partying, which the judge considered when he handed down the sentence.

Twelve state legislators, including a few from the Bay Area are calling for Perksy to step down.

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State Assembly member Nora Camps (D - San Jose) says it's an injustice and she's demanding action.

"That the judge step down or that we move forward, and calling on all women in this valley to align with us on asking for his resignation," she said.

If he doesn't resign, legislators say they'll explore other measures to hold him accountable.

They sent a letter to District Attorney Jeff Rosen asking him to request a writ to review the sentence and allowing another judge to impose a stiffer sentence.

Judge Persky is running unopposed in this November's election. But a write in candidate could still qualify and force him on the ballot.

Meanwhile, the public is getting behind a recall effort. Advocacy groups, including Ultra Violet, say they've collected a million online signatures and will deliver them to the Commission on Judicial Performance in San Francisco on Friday.

Turner also faces another penalty for his crime.

The Washington Post reports USA Swimming has banned him for life from competing in their events.

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