Controversy continues to swirl around Brock Turner, the 20-year-old college student who has become the world’s most famous sexual predator after details of his sexual assault went viral following the publication of a letter by his victim.
The outcry over his receiving a mere six-month sentence on June 2 is likely to grow louder now that it has been revealed that two months have been shaved from his already short sentence, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Turner is currently serving his time in Elmwood jail in Milpitas, California. He is isolated from the general population for his own protection, due to the nature of his crime.
As Sgt. Joe Jephson of Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office explained, according to the Daily Mail: “He's in protected custody because of his charge, his offense. He's kept away from our general population inmates. There are other protected inmates that he is around but he's kept away from our general population inmates.”
Despite the intense focus on this case, it is far from an isolated incident. Stanford University, which Turner was attending at the time of the incident, was the site of an average of one reported sexual assault every two weeks in the three years prior to this incident, notes the Daily Beast.
According to U.S. Department of Education data, Stanford reported about 26 sexual assaults total between 2012 and 2014.
And Stanford is not alone. In 2014, there were 4,964 sexual assaults reported at four-year U.S. colleges and universities.