Hillary Clinton: Stanford rape survivor showed ‘great courage’

Wednesday June 15th, 2016

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Hillary Clinton praised an unnamed Stanford rape survivor Wednesday for her courage in writing a letter to assaulter Brock Turner, reports The Huffington Post.

Turner, a former member of the USA Swimming National Junior Team, was recently sentenced to six months in county jail and three years’ probation after being convicted of sexually assaulting the unnamed survivor in January 2015. The letter, which the woman read to Turner during his sentencing, has since garnered millions of views on Buzzfeed.

“I was struck by its heartbreaking power,” the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said of the woman’s letter. “It took great courage and I think she has done an important service for others.”

Turner was convicted in March on three charges of felony sexual assault.​

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“What I’ve heard about this case is deeply concerning,” Clinton added. “It is clear campus sexual assault continues to be a serious problem. And I’ve said before and I will continue to say it is not enough to condemn it. We must find ways to end it.”

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