Outrage Grows Over Jail Sentence for Stanford Sexual Assault

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Outrage over a six-month jail sentence for a Stanford student convicted of the sexual assault of an unconscious woman is intensifying. A leaked statement from the perpetrator's father saying his son was being unfairly punished for "20 minutes of action" went viral, as did a wrenching letter by the victim to the court. Thousands have signed petitions demanding a lengthier sentence and for the judge who oversaw the case to be removed from the bench. Forum discusses the case and the problem of campus sexual assault.

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Guests:

Sam Levin, reporter for the Guardian U.S.; former staff writer for the East Bay Express

Stephanie Pham, student and leader, Stanford Association of Students for Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP)

Shan Wu, attorney specializing in sexual assault cases with Wu, Grohovsky & Whipple; former federal prosecutor

Michele Landis Dauber, professor of Law and Sociologist, Stanford University; helped to lead the process that revised Stanford’s policy on sexual assault and harassment

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