What’s Current: Authorities finally release Brock Turner’s mugshot

Brock Turner’s mugshot from the night of the assault. (Image: Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office/AP)
Brock Turner’s mugshot from the night of the assault. (Image: Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office/AP)

Brock Tuner’s privilege ensured his mugshot did not reach the public for months, forcing media to use a more dignified yearbook photo in their coverage (which, in turn, impacts public perception). Ongoing pressure from journalists finally forced the authorities to make the two images available to the press.

The two Swedish PhD students, Carl-Fredrik Arndt and Peter Jonsson, who intervened and called the cops after they found Brock Turner sexually assaulting a woman behind a dumpster describe what happened:

“We saw that she was not moving, while he was moving a lot. So we stopped and thought, ‘This is very strange’…

…. When he got up we saw that she still wasn’t moving at all, so we walked up and asked something like, ‘What are you doing?’”

British man admits to eight-year campaign of sexual abuse against Malaysian babies and children. Richard Huckle put together a 60-page manual, Paedophiles and Poverty: Child Love Guide, on how to select deprived victims and avoid detection, which he planned to publish online. Says he is “deeply remorseful.”

Chance the Rapper hits, Big Boi misses.

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  • anne cameron

    Wanna bet his phony remorse is more like “sorry that I got caught”… lock him away somewhere so he has no chance to defile another child…

  • therealcie

    Surely Richard Huckle is indeed deeply remorseful. Remorseful that he got caught, that is.

    • TheArtistFormerlyKnownAsYoya

      He claimed his actions had no long term effects on the victims. That is not what a truly remorseful person says.

  • Andrew Cole

    Trayvon Martin was only 17, and did nothing wrong, but he was a “thug” because he was black, but this piece of sh*t is 20, yet he’s white so he’s just a kid that made a mistake. Gah, people, c’mon, amiright?

    For some reason I am still super pissed about this.

    • lk

      Stop race-baiting!
      We live in a post-racial world!
      The results of this case would have been exactly the same if Brock Turner had been black!
      There is no racism!
      White privilege doesn’t exist!
      Also, the POTUS is black!

      LOL! Just kidding…..although these are the kinds of responses I’ve seen to any person who dares even mention that race has anything to do with Brock Turner’s treatment by the press and his sentence.

      • Andrew Cole

        My brother got astoundingly drunk, drove several miles with his son before dropping him off at another house, got back in the car to drive more, passed out, ran through an intersection and smashed into the side of a bank. After he was released from the hospital they gave him something like 3 days in jail and suspended his license for a year. I was shocked.

        In the same little Kansas town where I worked as a corrections officer for one of the state prisons, there were many black men on long multi-year minimum sentences just for pot possession.

        Rape a woman–slap on the wrist. Pass out drunk while driving, endanger lives, and cause massive property damage–slap on the wrist. It seems white guys just can’t get into much trouble in court.

  • Morag999

    I agree with the commenters who say Huckle has no remorse.

    It’s obvious that what he regrets is his current predicament — which prevents him from raping children — and that what he hopes to achieve is leniency in sentencing. To this end, he has admitted ONLY to the crimes for which there is graphic, and, no doubt, gut-wrenching evidence that the jury, because of his selective guilty pleas, will be spared from having to look at.

    But those charges are only a fraction of nearly a decade of depraved child sexual abuse. He’s refusing to confess what he did to at least 100 more children (I’m going by what I’ve read in several Guardian reports). None of this is “honesty”; these are the self-serving games that sadistic sociopaths play.