This article was originally published on Huff Post by Dominique Mosbergen on June 6, 2016

Brock Allen Turner, the ex-Stanford University swimmer who was convicted in March of three felony sex abuse charges, was sentenced last week to just six months in county jail.

With good behavior, he could be released in three months or less.

In the aftermath of Turner’s sentencing, outrage has been mounting. More than 210,000 people have signed a petition calling for Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky to be removed from the bench over the “lenient” sentence.

“Judge Persky failed to see that the fact that Brock Turner is a white male star athlete at a prestigious university does not entitle him to leniency,” the petition stated. “He also failed to send the message that sexual assault is against the law regardless of social class, race, gender or other factors.”

Turner has “shown no remorse” since his conviction, the petition added. The 20-year-old plans to appeal.

In a court statement, the defendant’s father Dan Turner said imprisonment was not the “appropriate punishment” for his son, who he said had already paid “a steep price … for 20 minutes of action.”

In response to the sentencing, Stanford law professor Michele Dauber launched a website to recall Persky.

“He has made women at Stanford and across California less safe,” Dauber told The Guardian.

In a video released by Fusion this week, Stanford students reacted to the news of Turner’s sentence.

“It makes me lose a lot of faith in our justice system,” Megan Calfas said in the clip.

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