SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) – California Gov. Jerry Brown will decide whether to make sexually assaulting an unconscious or severely intoxicated person a crime that is ineligible for probation.
The measure is a response to former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner’s six-month jail sentence for assaulting an unconscious woman. He is scheduled to be released this week.READ MORE: San Francisco Sees 3,000 Car Break-Ins in 1 month; 'It's Out of Control'
The proposed legislation would prohibit probation in such cases, effectively requiring jail time for anyone convicted of rape or sexual assault of an unconscious or intoxicated person.READ MORE: At-Risk Veteran Missing In Alameda; Police Seek Public's Help
The Assembly approved Senate amendments on Monday, sending AB2888 to Brown on a 66-0 vote.
Democratic Assemblyman Bill Dodd of Napa says the bill clarifies that a victim cannot consent while unconscious or incapacitated by drugs, alcohol or medication. He says letting perpetrators off with little jail time further harms victims.MORE NEWS: Afghan Refugee Who Moved Family To NorCal Shot Dead In San Francisco While Working As Driver
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