Shamed judge who sentenced Stanford rapist Brock Turner to just six months in prison gets a new job as a tennis coach in high school
- Aaron Persky has been hired as a junior varsity girls tennis coach at Lynbrook High School in San Jose, California
- School officials confirmed Tuesday's hiring of Persky
- Polly Bove acts as overseer of the Fremont Union High School district
- Maria Jackson has been the director of Lynbrook High School since 2016
- It is unclear who makes decisions for hiring sports teams in the neighborhood
- Persky led the criminal case against former Stanford University student athlete Brock Turner who was found guilty of sexual abuse in 2016
- The former judge eventually issued a six-month prison sentence for Turner, who was only three months behind bars
- Californian voters issued a recall of Persky on 5 June 2018
The former judge who was recalled by Californian voters for sentencing college swimmer Brock Turner to just six months in prison for having sex with an unconscious girl behind a garbage container in 2015, is now charged with forming the heads of other student athletes.
Former court clerk of Santa Clara County Aaron Persky was hired as junior varsity girls tennis coach by Lynbrook High School in San Jose, California, confirmed school officials Tuesday.
The public school is active in the Fremont Union High School district of Superintendent Polly Bove. Her cabinet team includes Deputy Chief Inspector Graham Clark and three associated superintendents – Christine Mallery, Tom Avvakumovits and Trudy Gross – according to the district's website.
Maria Jackson has been the director of Lynbrook High School since 2016. It is unclear who makes decisions for hiring sports teams in the district.
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Former Santa Clara County Court judge Aaron Persky (right), who sentenced former Stanford University student athlete Brock Turner (left) in his assault case, was hired by Lynbrook High School at Lynden High School as a junior tennis coach for girls
Lynbrook High School is active in the Fremont Union High School district in West San Jose
In a letter obtained by NBC Bay Area, the school administrators said that Persky had applied for his new position in the summer and had successfully met all of the district's recruitment conditions, including a fingerprint in the background.
& # 39; Persky is in his first year as an athletic coach in our district, & # 39; is stated in the letter. & # 39; He was a highly qualified applicant, has visited several tennis coaching clinics for young people, and has a high rating from the United States Tennis Association. & # 39;
Persky made headlines in 2016 when he gave Turner six months in prison after the then 20-year-old All-American swimmer was found guilty of sexually assaulting Chanel Miller behind a container outside a campus party that took place in January 2015.
In his ruling, the former judge said the facts that Turner was stunned when he committed the crime, that Turner had no prior criminal record, and that going to jail for the six years recommended by prosecutors would negatively impact Turner's long-term prospects – wrongly in Persky's opinion.
Turner recently started a $ 12-hour job at a cooling system plant in Ohio
Turner & # 39; s victim Chanel Miller speaks during an interview on & # 39; 60 minutes & # 39; broadcast on September 22. Miller came forward earlier this year to talk about her attack
The former cold judge sentenced Turner to a maximum of 14 years in prison, but opted for leniency, noting that Turner's loved ones had submitted strong character witness letters and that he would have a crime on his criminal record for the rest of his life in addition to the register as sex offender.
"The media attention paid to the case has affected not only the victim in this case, but also Mr. Turner," said Persky, according to a hearing transcription obtained by the Guardian.
& # 39; You must take the entire photo in terms of what impact jail time has on the life of a specific individual. And the impact statements that are – or, really, letter letters submitted (on behalf of Turner) show a huge collateral effect for Mr. Turner based on the conviction. & # 39;
Residents of Santa Clara County voted to recall Persky on June 5, 2018.
Turner recently started a $ 12-hour job at a cooling system plant in Ohio.
The school is active in the Fremont Union High School district of Superintendent Polly Bove (left). Maria Jackson (right) has been the director of Lynbrook High School since 2016. It is unclear who makes decisions for hiring sports teams in the district
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