Brock Turner — the ex-Oakwood resident convicted of sexual assault at Stanford University — could return to Ohio as early as Friday, when he is scheduled for release from a California jail, the Dayton Daily News and WHIO have learned.
Turner, 21, has accepted the terms of a transfer back to Ohio, Santa Clara County, Calif., probation officials confirm. The transfer will allow Turner to serve his probation in Greene County, where his parents now reside.
This news organization reported four weeks ago Turner would likely return to Ohio provided he and California authorities accepted terms of the transfer.
Turner is serving the few remaining days of his six-month jail sentence, of which he was required to serve three months. He was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman at Stanford University.
The unnamed victim in Turner’s case previously expressed a desire to see him return to Ohio because “he makes her nervous,” a probation report states. Still, Santa Clara County probation officials noted by email in June their right to deny the transfer if Ohio officials “cannot meet some of the conditions” of California’s sentence.
He is expected to leave jail Friday and “should get released in daylight hours,” a California jail official told the Dayton Daily News.
Local police have worked to monitor social media ahead of Turner’s return.
“We are not aware of any threats,” Sugarcreek Twp. Police Chief Michael Brown said. “We’re certainly monitoring it, and we want to stay on top of it.”
An attempt to reach the Turner family was not successful.
Turner will not be required to register as a sex offender in California, but will need to register in Ohio within five days of release, according to emails obtained by the Dayton Daily News. He will be required to attend a sex offender treatment program.
Turner was also informed he would be unable to possess any firearms or ammunition. He will be required to undergo drug and alcohol counseling in addition to chemical testing.
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