Former Stanford Student Brock Turner Set to Be Released From Jail on Friday

The 21-year-old served just three months after his light sentence for sexual assault sparked a national outcry

Last Updated: August 30, 2016 @ 12:10 PM

Former Stanford University student Brock Turner is scheduled to be released from prison on Friday after serving three months for sexual assault.

The 21-year-old was sentenced to jail for six months but has served only three, probably because of good behavior, SF Gate reports.

Turner was convicted of three felony counts for sexually assaulting an unconscious and intoxicated woman in 2015 at a fraternity party, and his case sparked outrage in January when Judge Aaron Persky handed down what many believed to be an extremely light sentence considering the severity of the crime.

The college swimmer had faced a maximum penalty of 14 years in state prison.

In court, the victim read an emotional letter, calling the sentence “a soft time-out, a mockery of the seriousness of the assaults.”

A petition on Change.org later demanded that Judge Persky vacate the bench in Santa Clara County Superior Court. It currently has almost 1.3 million signatures.

Persky recently said that he is leaving his current position and moving to civil court.

Along with three years probation, Turner will now have to attend drug and alcohol counseling and receive random testing.