Politicians, celebrities join outcry over Stanford sex assault case

By Amy Tennery New York (Reuters) – Politicians and celebrities, including U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, joined the outpouring of support for the victim in the Stanford University sexual assault case, in which the attacker received a six-month jail sentence widely criticized as too lenient. The online community has reacted with anger to the sentence Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky handed down last week on former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, 20, in the sexual assault of an unconscious woman in January 2015. BuzzFeed on Thursday published an open letter by Biden addressing the victim.

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