Judge in Stanford rape case receives death threats amid recall efforts

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The judge who gave a six-month jail term to the former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious young woman has received a string of death threats after the sentence was widely condemned as too lenient, court officials said on Wednesday. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky has come under withering nationwide criticism and faces a recall effort for the sentence he imposed last week on 20-year-old Brock Allen Turner for the January 2015 attack. "Because of all the Brock Turner stuff, people are acting poorly," Gary Goodman, supervising attorney for the Santa Clara County Public Defender's office.

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