I'd sincerely like to thank my school for putting up this sign🙌🏼😇😊 pic.twitter.com/TuEWjJzCBm— Maggie Greco (@maggieegreco) October 24, 2016
Convicted Stanford sexual assailant Brock Turner's returned to his home state of Ohio to apparently trim bushes and lay down mulch, but that doesn't mean you won't get a chance to see his smiling face. California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, CA is now using his visage in posters warning students of the dangers of sexual predators.
CBS 5 reports that the posters — which read "Don't be that person. Perpetrators of sexual assault, stalking and dating violence look like regular people" over a photo of a broadly grinning Turner — are part of Cal Poly's "Safer" program, their "confidential advocacy, education and support resource for addressing sexual assault, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking."
Turner, who gained notoriety for first sexually assaulting a woman behind a Stanford University dumpster, then for an increasingly infuriating defense including his dad's argument that he shouldn't be subjected to a lengthy sentence for "20 minutes of action." To the dismay of many, Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Turner to a mere six months in Santa Clara County Jail for the crime. He was released in September after serving only three. Turner is now reportedly working as a landscaper in Montgomery County, Ohio.
"At first, I was like, 'That's creepy,'" Cal Poly freshman Ren Blanding told ABC 7 of the posters, which remained on campus as of Monday.
"But you think about it and think, 'That's Brock Turner's face,' and that smiling face gets really dark and ominous real fast."