One of the men who intervened in a high-profile US rape incident at a Stanford University party has spoken of his experience after the rapist, Brock Turner, was sentenced to just six months jail.
Carl-Fredrik Arndt and his friend, Lars Peter Jonsson, said they saw Turner “aggressively thrusting his hips” into the victim, who was laying motionless behind a skip, when they happened to ride by on the evening of January 18, 2015.
Brock Allen Turner, 20, a champion swimmer with Olympic ambitions, escaped with a six-month sentence which sparked an outcry as being far too lenient. He was convicted in March of assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated woman and sexually penetrating an intoxicated person with a foreign object.
Mr Arndt told US media that Ms Doe was “unconscious the entire time”.
“I checked her and she didn’t move at all. The guy stood up then we saw she wasn’t moving still. So we called him out on it. And the guy ran away, my friend Peter chased after him.”
“The guy stood up then we saw she wasn’t moving still. So we called him out on it. And the guy ran away, my friend Peter chased after him,” Arndt said.
Turner claimed the victim consented to the act.
Ms Doe’s impact statement tendered to the court, the victim pays special thanks to the pair, who have been described as “heroes” by the Santa Clara district attorney.
“Thanks you to the two men who saved me, who I have yet to meet,” the victim wrote.
“I sleep with two bicycles that I drew taped above my bed to remind myself there are heroes in this story. That we are looking out for one another. To have known all of these people, to have felt their protection and love, is something I will never forget.”
– with CBS News.