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Stanford Rapist Will Return To Court After Lying About Drug And Alcohol Use

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Convicted Stanford rapist Brock Turner was sentenced to only six months in jail after sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. Despite backlash for his unusually lenient sentencing, officials announced that Turner would likely be released three months earlier, for "good behavior."

However, Turner was caught lying about his past alcohol and drug use in high school. Now, he will likely have to undergo counseling prior to his probable release from jail in September, the Associated Press reports.

When first interviewed in May, Turner denied any alcohol or drug use, stating that he only began drinking shortly after entering Stanford in the fall of 2014, according to Cosmopolitan. However, after investigators reviewed text messages from Turner's phone, they discovered that Turner began drinking alcohol and using drugs in high school.

After Turner was notified that investigators found inconsistencies in his texts, Turner confessed that he lied during his interviews. Turner admitted to using LSD on three occasions, in addition to frequently smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol in high school, according to Cosmo.

Upon Turner's conviction, Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky required Turner to register as a sex offender and be subjected to random drug and alcohol testing. Substance abuse counseling was not a previous stipulation of Turner's probation and prison sentence.

As a result of this discovery, Jana Taylor, a probation manager, told the AP that Turner will have to go back to court to redetermine the terms of his probation. A new judge — not Judge Persky, who currently has recall campaign against him — will handle and likely approve of the counseling requirements being added to Turner’s probation.


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