In a reassuring victory for assault victims everywhere, convicted rapist Brock Turner lost his appeal for another trial recently after his attorney, Eric S. Multhaup, argued that his client only sought to have “outercourse” with the former Stanford student he is convicted of assaulting — not intercourse.
For anyone wondering what that means, you’re not alone. The three-panel judges were at a loss as well.
“I absolutely don’t understand what you are talking about,” Justice Franklin D. Elia told Multhaup on August 8, according to Mercury News.
In 2016, Turner, then 20, was convicted of three felony counts of sexual assault: Assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated or unconscious person, penetrating an intoxicated person with a foreign object and penetrating an unconscious person with a foreign object. Rape charges initially brought against Turner were dropped as no penetration by him took place, and therefore no actual rape took place according to the law. [Read more…]