Judge cleared of mis­con­duct

The Times-Tribune - - World -

A Cal­i­for­nia judge was cleared of mis­con­duct Mon­day for sen­tenc­ing a for­mer Stan­ford Univer­sity swim­mer to six months in jail for sex­u­ally as­sault­ing an un­con­scious woman on cam­pus, a pun­ish­ment de­cried as too le­nient by crit­ics across the coun­try.

There was no ev­i­dence that Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Per­sky dis­played bias in his treat­ment of Brock Turner, ac­cord­ing to the Cal­i­for­nia Com­mis­sion on Ju­di­cial Per­for­mance, which in­ves­ti­gates com­plaints of ju­di­cial mis­con­duct and dis­ci­plines judges.

The panel said it re­ceived thou­sands of com­plaints de­mand­ing Judge Per­sky be pun­ished over Mr. Turner’s sen­tence, which re­quired the now-21-year-old to reg­is­ter as a sex of­fender for life.

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