Judge in Brock Turner rape case is now coaching high school tennis

The judge who handled the controversial rape case of Brock Turner has been hired as a tennis coach at a California high school, a report said.

Aaron Persky — who was recalled from his position at Santa Clara County Superior Court after public outrage over Turner’s sentencing — has begun the school season as the coach of Lynbrook High School’s junior varsity girl’s tennis team, according to San Francisco’s KPIX-TV.

A spokesperson for the high school district said that the school held a meeting with parents to discuss Persky’s hiring

“He was a highly qualified applicant, having attended several tennis coaching clinics for youth and holds a high rating from the United States Tennis Association,” the spokesperson, Rachel Zlotziver, said in a statement.

“Our focus remains on ensuring that our students have the best possible educational experience–both academically and athletically.”

Persky was recalled in 2018 after outrage over his decision to sentence Turner to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a young woman outside a fraternity house on campus. Prosecutors argued for a 7-year prison sentence.

Turner was released from jail for good behavior after serving three months.

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