Election 2016

Joe Biden Wrote a Powerful Letter to the Stanford Sexual Assault Survivor

esquire.comBy now you’ve read the Stanford survivor’s moving, conversation-changing letter. And although her attacker, Brock Turner, was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault and faced a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison, judge Aaron Persky gave Turner only six months in jail and probation. And today we learned that Turner will serve a further reduced sentence. The conversation is far from over.

The painful testimony has sparked a national discussion about the lasting physical and emotional scars following a sexual assault and the necessary punishment for those who commit such crimes. Among those inspired by the testimony was Vice President Joe Biden, who responded with an open letter, telling the woman “I believe you will save lives.”

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