CRIME
01/28/2015 04:07 pm ET Updated Jan 28, 2015

Ex-Stanford Swimmer Allegedly Rapes Woman In Public

Two bikers allegedly caught an ex-Stanford University student raping an unconscious woman on the university's Palo Alto, California campus.

Brock Allen Turner, 19, is accused of raping a woman during the early hours of Sunday, Jan. 18, according to the Stanford Daily.

He's charged with raping an intoxicated person, raping an unconscious person, sexual penetration with a foreign object of an intoxicated and unconscious woman, and assault with intent to commit rape.

The Los Angeles Times reports that two men riding their bikes allegedly discovered Turner raping the woman and chased after him. They eventually tackled him and held him while a third person called police.

Turner withdrew from Stanford on Tuesday and is barred from going on campus, Stanford University spokeswoman Lisa Lapin told the Times. The freshman was also on the school's nationally ranked swim team.

The victim, whose condition wasn't immediately clear, is reportedly not a Stanford student.

SF Gate notes that Stanford has come under fire for having lax sexual abuse policies.

From SF Gate:

Between 1997 and 2009, just four of 175 reported sexual assaults were formally adjudicated at Stanford, with two of the alleged attackers held responsible, according to a report prepared by [Stanford law professor Michele Landis Dauber]

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