Voters in Santa Clara County are deciding Tuesday whether to remove Judge Aaron Persky from office after he sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault to a short jail sentence instead of prison.
Activists from UltraViolet, a national women's advocacy organization, push for the removal of Judge Aaron Persky from the bench in San Francisco in June. The judge has since been cleared of misconduct.
Brock Turner, a former Stanford University swimmer, received six months in jail and three years' probation for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. State lawmakers have approved a proposal to mandate prison terms for such a crime.