Judge Who Oversaw Brock Turner Rape Case Loses New Job as High School Tennis Coach
Aaron Persky, the Santa Clara County Superior Court judge who oversaw the Brock Turner rape case, lost his new job as a tennis coach for a girl’s junior varsity team just hours after local media first reported his employment on Wednesday afternoon. School officials at Lynbrook High School announced in a statement that they would “begin the search for a new coach immediately,” SF Gate reported. “We believe this outcome is in the best interest of our students and school community,” the statement said. Persky was widely criticized for the six-month sentence he dealt Turner, a former Stanford University swimmer, for sexually assaulting Chanel Miller at a 2015 fraternity party. Persky said at the time that he considered the “severe impact” that a longer sentence would have had on Turner’s life. Santa Clara County voters recalled him in 2018, making him the first California judge to be recalled in 80 years.