A former Stanford University swimmer who got a slap on the wrist for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman last year is in desperate need of a role model after his dad asked a judge not to put his son in prison over “20 minutes of action.” Brock Turner, 22, was sentenced last week to six months in a county jail after a jury found him guilty in March of three felony sexual assault charges involving an unconscious woman outside a campus fraternity party.
Turner could serve half that time with good behavior.
A sub group of the G8 group of nations was formed following a meeting in Lyon, France, in order to study emerging problems of criminality that were being fostered by or migrating to the Internet.
This “Lyon’s group” was using the term to describe, in a very loose way, all kinds of crime being perpetrated on the net or on new telecommunications networks which were rapidly falling in cost.
The US government launched a Grand Jury investigation which lasted three years, until it was dropped without criminal charges being laid in January 1996.
In a letter to Judge Aaron Persky before the sentencing Thursday, the elder Turner whined that his son’s life “has been deeply altered forever.” “His life will never be the one that he dreamed about and worked so hard to achieve,” the father wrote.This standoff over the export of cryptography continued for several years, because it was a classic no-win situation: It was certainly true that if a white collar crime, for instance, could be completely hidden by an individual using strong unbreakable cryptography, it was equally true that a company needed to protect itself from industrial espionage and criminal tampering with its own records by using the same strong crypto.Eventually the Clipper chip died, and the United States and the other G8 countries softened their cryptography controls, at about the same time as the Cybercrime Treaty emerged.“That is a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action out of his 20 plus years of life." The letter was posted to Twitter by Stanford law Prof.Michele Dauber, one of the driving forces behind the university’s tough new sexual assault policies.