Controversial rapist Brock Turner seeks to overturn conviction

Brock Turner the former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman leaves the Santa Clara County Jail in San Jose California U.S. September 2 2016

Brock Turner the former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman leaves the Santa Clara County Jail in San Jose California U.S. September 2 2016

Turner and the case drew national attention when he spent three months in jail after he was convicted.

The then Vice President Joe Biden wrote an open letter to support her, in which he criticised the culture of United States university campuses and the "callous" remarks made by the rapist's father, who said his son - who dropped out of Stanford after his arrest - had paid "a steep price for 20 minutes of action".

The motion, which was obtained by Buzzfeed, claims that Turner's trial contained "a detailed and lengthy set of lies" and that the jury was given "extensive "behind-the-dumpster" propaganda". He was 19 at the time.

Turner was eventually convicted of three felony sexual assault charges, including assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated woman and sexually penetrating an unconscious person with a foreign object, and faced a maximum of 10 years behind bars.

In reality, Turner argued the incident took place near a trash bin.

Turner's attorneys are also basing their appeal on repeat allegations by Deputy District Attorney Alaleh Kianerci that Turner assaulted his victim behind a dumpster.

The motion also argued that the sexual assault did not occur behind a dumpster but in a "completely open setting".

The interest, which was recorded Friday, guarantees that Turner was denied of due process and charges prosecutorial unfortunate behavior as reasons he ought to get another trial, The Mercury News announced.

Turner's lawyer, Eric Multhaup, said he had nothing to add about "the unfairness of the conviction" beyond the court filing.

"What we are saying that what happened is not a crime", John Tompkins, Turner's legal adviser, told NBC.

"It happened, but it was nowhere close to crime", he said.

According to CNN, Turner's attorneys have claimed that his conviction was "fundamentally unfair", and are pushing for a new trial in the hopes of fully exonerating him.

The six-month sentence he received was far less than the six years requested by prosecutors, drawing initial backlash against Judge Aaron Persky, who decided the sentence. As a result of the backlash, Persky - at his own request - no longer hears criminal cases.

His sentence sparked global outrage after he was charged with only six months' jail time for sexual assault, before being released after only serving half his sentence.

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