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Judge In Brock Turner Sexual Assault Case Recalled By Voters

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Judge In Brock Turner Sexual Assault Case Recalled By Voters
Voters in Santa Clara County decided to recall Judge Aaron Persky on Tuesday. He is the first California judge to be recalled since 1932.
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The California judge who handed former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner a lenient sentence for sexual assault has been recalled from office.

Voters in Santa Clara County decided to recall Judge Aaron Persky on Tuesday. He is the first California judge to be recalled since 1932. 

Almost exactly two years ago, Persky sentenced Turner to just six months behind bars after he was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman outside a campus frat party. 

Turner could have received a maximum of 14 years in state prison. And Persky faced major backlash for the controversial sentence almost immediately. Persky declined to comment on the recall Tuesday.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.