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Twenty Minutes of Rape
June 22, 2016
“I so admire this woman, who had the guts to expose what she is going through and share it with the world.”
Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) offered these thoughts on a night when a bipartisan group of 18 members of Congress stood in solidarity, each reading parts of a victim impact statement written by the survivor of a brutal sexual assault that occurred on Stanford University’s campus in 2014. The story has resonated around the world.
In March of 2016, 20-year-old Brock Turner was convicted of three felony counts: sexually penetrating an unconscious person with a foreign object; sexually penetrating an intoxicated person with a foreign object; and assault with an intent to commit rape.
Despite the finding of guilt and the brutal details of the crime—which involved a college party, an incapacitated and unconscious…
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