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.”

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist from Vancouver, BC. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, Quillette, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and is now exiled in Mexico with her very photogenic dog.