Brock Turner, sex assault convict, registers as sex offender in Ohio

Brock Turner, the former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, leaves the Santa Clara County Jail in San Jose, California, Sept. 2, 2016.

Reuters/Stephen Lam

XENIA, Ohio -- A former Stanford University swimmer whose six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman sparked a national outcry has registered as a sex offender in Ohio, where he’s living with his parents.

Brock Turner registered at the Greene County sheriff’s office in Xenia on Tuesday, four days after leaving a California jail where he served half his term California jail inmates with good behavior typically serve half their sentences. He arrived with his parents just before 9 a.m., sheriff’s officials say.

Turner registered under his family’s address in Sugarcreek Township, where about a dozen people had protested Friday as police watched.

The 21-year-old must register as a Tier III sex offender every 90 days for the rest of his life, according to the sheriff’s office. He faces three years of supervised probation.

It took about 30 minutes for Turner to register, officials say.

Turner was convicted of assaulting the young woman near a trash bin after they drank heavily at a fraternity party in January 2015. Turner plans to appeal.

The sheriff’s office is required to send postcards to Turner’s neighbors to notify them that a sex offender lives in the area, officials say.