The California judge who presided over the rape case for Stanford swimmer Brock Turner has been fired from his recent gig as a girls high school tennis coach, reports said Wednesday.
Former judge Aaron Persky — who was recalled from his position at Santa Clara County Superior Court after public outrage over Turner’s lenient sentencing — was sacked from his coaching position on Lynbrook High School’s junior varsity girls tennis team Wednesday, ABC San Francisco reported.
“Effective September 11, 2019, Mr. Persky’s employment with the District as the Junior Varsity Girls Tennis coach has ended. We believe this outcome is in the best interest of our students and school community,” the school district said in a statement, according to the report.
“Thousands signed petitions online for his removal as tennis coach, with some organizing protests for later this week,” the statement added.
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Persky was recalled in 2018 after national outrage over his decision to sentence Turner to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a young woman outside a fraternity house on campus. He faced a maximum sentence of 14 years.
Turner was released from jail for good behavior after serving three months.