SUGARCREEK TOWNSHIP, Ohio– Protesters– some of them armed– are waiting outside Brock Turner’s home in Greene County, Ohio.
Turner was released from a California jail on Friday after serving half his term, three months of a six-month sentence, for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman at Stanford University. While leaving the jail, Turner kept his head down and didn’t acknowledge the media. He was carrying a large packet of hate mail sent to him during his incarceration.
It’s not known exactly when he will return to Ohio, but, according to WCPO, demonstrators are waiting for him, holding signs that say: “castrate rapists.” One of the protesters said, “He’s not going to live some happy, pleasant life. We’re going to never let him forget what he did.”
Within five days of coming home, Turner must go to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and register as a sex offender. Authorities will then send postcards to Turner’s neighbors making them aware that a sex offender lives in the area.
Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer told WCPO, “We will go down to his house where he is living to confirm he is living there. We will pop in unannounced from time to time to make sure he’s living where he says he’s living.”