Aaron Persky came under fire for sentencing ex-student Brock Turner to just six months in prison for assaulting an unconscious woman

The California judge in the Stanford sexual assault case has been recalled from office by local voters, an extremely rare outcome in the US court system and a major victory for activists who waged a two-year campaign against the official.

Judge Aaron Persky faced international scrutiny in June of 2016 after he sentenced the ex-Stanford University student to six months in jail. Turner, whose name became synonymous with campus sexual assault across America, had been convicted of three felonies for assaulting an unconscious woman outside of a fraternity party on the elite campus in northern California.

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