Swedish Stanford students rescue an unconscious sexual assault victim from swimmer
Two Swedish students are being hailed as heroes for tackling a former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.
Biking across the Stanford University campus after midnight on Jan. 18, 2015, Carl-Fredrik Arndt and Peter Jonsson found 19-year-old Brock Turner lying on top of a woman behind a dumpster, NBC News reported.
The Swedish duo realized the girl was motionless and confronted Turner, who wheeled around and ran.
Johsson pursued Turner and grabbed him while Arndt rushed to the victim’s side. The graduate students were able to hold Turner down until police arrived.
Turner was sentenced to six months in prison on Thursday, a punishment that many felt was too lenient.
The victim — who addressed Turner directly in a powerful 12-page letter read in court — said she’s indebted to the men she called her heroes.
“Most importantly, thank you to the two men who saved me, who I have yet to meet. I sleep with two bicycles that I drew taped above my bed to remind myself there are heroes in this story. That we are looking out for one another. To have known all of these people, to have felt their protection and love, is something I will never forget,” she wrote.