Recall effort for Brock Turner judge gaining momentum

The campaign to recall the judge who sentenced former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a woman appears to be gaining momentum. 

Stanford law professor Michele Dauber, who's behind the effort to recall Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky, told ABC10 that they now have more than 70,000 petition signatures. 

"When Judge Persky gave Brock Turner only six months in jail for three felony sex crimes, he gave Turner the same kind of privilege that Harvey Weinstein and others have received over the years," said Dauber. "That is unacceptable." 

The campaign has until Feb. 3 to submit a petition with 58,634 qualified signatures to the county's Registrar of Voters.

Santa Clara County voters would then decide on the June 2018 ballot whether or not to recall Judge Persky. 

A lawyer representing Persky, Christine Peek, could not be reached for comment. 

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