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Brock Turner Was Allegedly Known For Making These Creepy Comments To Girls At Stanford

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Brock Turner's arrest for sexual assault apparently came as no surprise to the Stanford swim team, InTouch Weekly reports.

Turner is a convicted sexual assailant who was a freshman at Stanford University and a member of the school's swimming team. He was found guilty of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in January 2015. Turner was sentenced to six months in jail, which is actually longer than most assailants' sentences.

Many people wrote character letters defending Turner. These people included his high school girlfriend and father (although some of his supporters have backtracked their support).

These people have said Turner was a good person who liked food, and they felt he didn't deserve such a harsh punishment for assaulting and traumatizing a young woman.

But the Stanford swim team had a different image of him. A Stanford swim team "insider" allegedly told In Touch,

From the beginning, the women swimmers had found him to be very, very odd. Brock would make comments to the women such as 'I can see your t--s in that swimsuit.'

The insider went on to say upperclassmen told Turner to scale back on his partying, but he didn't listen.

There were also rumors Stanford pressured the women on the team to not write letters to the judge about his "odd" behavior. The insider told In Touch the team was told not to speak to the media. The insider reportedly said,

However, the entire team completely supports the victim and wishes that Brock had gotten a much harsher sentence.

The swim team insider reportedly told In Touch at least one member of the team saw Turner drunk at a party and vowed to never be alone with him.

Women have a long-standing tradition of looking out and warning one another about potentially dangerous individuals.

For instance, at Columbia University and the University of Chicago, students posted lists of the names of the men who allegedly assaulted women on campus. Students at the University of Chicago also attempted to make a Tumblr in order to create updates about men who have shown "troubling behavior towards romantic or sexual partners."

These incidents happened at the schools because students felt like the systems failed them. Women feel they have to protect one another because institutions – like schools and judges – often do not do a sufficient job, especially when it comes to sexual assault.

Citations: In Touch Weekly, Huffington Post