Vilified Ex-Judge Loses Job As Tennis Coach

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September 12, 2019 - 10:23 am
Judge Aaron Persky

Judge Aaron Persky (CBS)


Aaron Persky, the former judge who presided over the sexual assault case involving former Stanford University student Brock Turner, has been let go from his job as a girls tennis coach at a San Jose high school. 

A petition circulated and gained traction quickly after the news media revealed that Persky had been hired last week as the junior varsity coach at Lynbrook High School. 

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A spokesperson for the Fremont Union High School District said they will begin looking immediately for a new tennis coach.

Persky was recalled from the bench last year after sentencing Turner to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious female behind a dumpster at Stanford.

He could have sentenced Turner to 14 years in prison.