Women are warning each other that sex offender Brock Turner is out and about in Ohio

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Women have been using social media to warn each other about convicted sex offender Brock Turner after he was seen out and about in Ohio.

In 2015, Turner first made headlines when he was found "thrusting" on a young woman's unconscious and half-naked body behind a dumpster at Stanford University, The Guardian reports.

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Brock Turner made headlines in 2015 when he was found sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at Stanford University. Credit: Historic Collection / Alamy

Turner was a freshman at the time and, in 2016, he was sentenced to six months in county jail and probation - despite the severity of his crimes warranting a prison sentence of up to 14 years, per The Guardian.

As the media attention surrounding the incident grew, more disturbing details were revealed. The woman at the center of the allegations, Chanel Miller, addressed Turner in court in a scathing impact statement that revealed how she learned of the details of her rape via a news article online, days after spending the night in hospital for a sexual assault she had no recollection of.

Miller told the court how she had been stripped almost naked, was digitally penetrated, vaginally assaulted with a foreign object - and according to Turner, his unconscious victim "liked it."

"And then, at the bottom of the article, after I learned about the graphic details of my own sexual assault, the article listed his swimming times. She was found breathing, unresponsive with her underwear six inches away from her bare stomach curled in fetal position.

"By the way, he's really good at swimming. Throw in my mile time if that's what we’re doing. I'm good at cooking, put that in there, I think the end is where you list your extracurriculars to cancel out all the sickening things that've happened," Miller's devastating statement read, per BuzzFeed News.

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Brock Turner received a six-month sentence for crimes that could have seen him in prison for up to 14 years. Credit: Tribune Content Agency LLC / Alamy

During Turner's trial, jurors were repeatedly reminded that a longer sentence would severely impact his life, notwithstanding the fact that the life of a young woman's had already been drastically altered by Turner the year before.

Now, it seems, the once-promising swimmer has had an apparent fall from grace after being seen out and about in Ohio - and women are taking to social media to warn others.

One Facebook user, Casey Laroo, wrote: "Brock Turner has apparently moved back to [Ohio], specifically the Kettering/Oakwood area and has been frequenting local bars. If you see him out, inform the bartenders who he is, inform the women in the bar who he is, do not let anyone intoxicated walk away with him alone."

"To all of my female family members friends and acquaintances in the Oakwood, Kettering, Dayton and Columbus [Ohio] areas apparently now that he's no longer living in his parents basement and instead is living on Acorn Street in Oakwood Brock Turner is venturing out again. He has allegedly been stopped from leaving bars in both areas with heavily intoxicated young ladies," another user, Erica Cohran, shared.

"He is also living allegedly living 10 minutes from [University of Dayton] student housing so [University of Dayton] ladies you especially need to stay vigilant especially since we know has assaulted college aged women before and he views intoxication and loss of consciousness as an invitation for sexual assault. Be careful and watch out for each other if you're out at the bars or parties in these areas," she added.

A woman who is from Turner's hometown has also taken to TikTok to inform others that Turner has been living in the Dayton area for "seven years," and that she had seen him out and about in the Ohio town.

Turner's father wrote a frightful statement to the judge during his son's trial, infamously saying that Turner's punishment was a "steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action out of his 20 plus years of life," per CBS News.

Now, women are reclaiming their right to be safe by informing others of his whereabouts - in essence, a small price for Turner to pay for what has been years of trauma for Chanel Miller.

In her 2019 memoir, Miller recounted the undignified way she was again victimized throughout her abuser's trial, writing: "I will use Brock's name, but the truth is he could be Brad or Brody or Benson, and it doesn't matter [...] The point is not their individual significance, but their commonality, all the people enabling a broken system."

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Women are warning each other that sex offender Brock Turner is out and about in Ohio

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Women have been using social media to warn each other about convicted sex offender Brock Turner after he was seen out and about in Ohio.

In 2015, Turner first made headlines when he was found "thrusting" on a young woman's unconscious and half-naked body behind a dumpster at Stanford University, The Guardian reports.

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Brock Turner made headlines in 2015 when he was found sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at Stanford University. Credit: Historic Collection / Alamy

Turner was a freshman at the time and, in 2016, he was sentenced to six months in county jail and probation - despite the severity of his crimes warranting a prison sentence of up to 14 years, per The Guardian.

As the media attention surrounding the incident grew, more disturbing details were revealed. The woman at the center of the allegations, Chanel Miller, addressed Turner in court in a scathing impact statement that revealed how she learned of the details of her rape via a news article online, days after spending the night in hospital for a sexual assault she had no recollection of.

Miller told the court how she had been stripped almost naked, was digitally penetrated, vaginally assaulted with a foreign object - and according to Turner, his unconscious victim "liked it."

"And then, at the bottom of the article, after I learned about the graphic details of my own sexual assault, the article listed his swimming times. She was found breathing, unresponsive with her underwear six inches away from her bare stomach curled in fetal position.

"By the way, he's really good at swimming. Throw in my mile time if that's what we’re doing. I'm good at cooking, put that in there, I think the end is where you list your extracurriculars to cancel out all the sickening things that've happened," Miller's devastating statement read, per BuzzFeed News.

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Brock Turner received a six-month sentence for crimes that could have seen him in prison for up to 14 years. Credit: Tribune Content Agency LLC / Alamy

During Turner's trial, jurors were repeatedly reminded that a longer sentence would severely impact his life, notwithstanding the fact that the life of a young woman's had already been drastically altered by Turner the year before.

Now, it seems, the once-promising swimmer has had an apparent fall from grace after being seen out and about in Ohio - and women are taking to social media to warn others.

One Facebook user, Casey Laroo, wrote: "Brock Turner has apparently moved back to [Ohio], specifically the Kettering/Oakwood area and has been frequenting local bars. If you see him out, inform the bartenders who he is, inform the women in the bar who he is, do not let anyone intoxicated walk away with him alone."

"To all of my female family members friends and acquaintances in the Oakwood, Kettering, Dayton and Columbus [Ohio] areas apparently now that he's no longer living in his parents basement and instead is living on Acorn Street in Oakwood Brock Turner is venturing out again. He has allegedly been stopped from leaving bars in both areas with heavily intoxicated young ladies," another user, Erica Cohran, shared.

"He is also living allegedly living 10 minutes from [University of Dayton] student housing so [University of Dayton] ladies you especially need to stay vigilant especially since we know has assaulted college aged women before and he views intoxication and loss of consciousness as an invitation for sexual assault. Be careful and watch out for each other if you're out at the bars or parties in these areas," she added.

A woman who is from Turner's hometown has also taken to TikTok to inform others that Turner has been living in the Dayton area for "seven years," and that she had seen him out and about in the Ohio town.

Turner's father wrote a frightful statement to the judge during his son's trial, infamously saying that Turner's punishment was a "steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action out of his 20 plus years of life," per CBS News.

Now, women are reclaiming their right to be safe by informing others of his whereabouts - in essence, a small price for Turner to pay for what has been years of trauma for Chanel Miller.

In her 2019 memoir, Miller recounted the undignified way she was again victimized throughout her abuser's trial, writing: "I will use Brock's name, but the truth is he could be Brad or Brody or Benson, and it doesn't matter [...] The point is not their individual significance, but their commonality, all the people enabling a broken system."

Featured image credit: Tribune Content Agency LLC / Alamy