Brock Turner's father is defending his son after he was convicted of sexual assault.
Turner was known as a star swimmer st Stanford University who has now been sentenced to six months behind bars for assault on an unconscious woman at a fraternity party in January 2015. While he was facing up to 14 years in prison, prosecutors were asking for only six, according to Monday's report from The Washington Post.
But the judge went even more lenient on the sentence and only gave Turner six months saying that any longer than that would have a "severe impact" on him.
This clearly drew lots of outrage from the public that the 20-year-old received such a light punishment. It actually got the attention of the young man's father, Dan Turner, who wrote a letter claiming that his son has suffered enough.
"First of all, let me say that Brock is absolutely devastated by the events of January 17th and 18th 2015," the letter reads. "He would do anything to turn back the hands of time and have the night to do over again. In many one-on-one conversations with Brock since that day, I can tell you that he is truly sorry for what occurred that night and for all the pain and suffering that it has caused for all those involved and impacted by that night."
The father continued the letter by saying his son had issues fitting in on campus. He also mentioned that Brock isn't going by his usual diet anymore.
"His every waking minute is consumed with worry, anxiety, fear, and depression," Dan wrote. "You can see this in his face, the way he walks, his weakened voice, his lack of appetite. Brock always enjoyed certain types of food and is a very good cook himself. I was always excited to buy him a big ribeye steak to grill or get his favorite steak for him...now he barely consumes any food and eats only to exist."
The victim wrote in a letter regarding Brock's sentence. Read it here.