The fallout from the lenient six-month sentence that Judge Aaron Persky gave to Brock Turner continues, as reported by the Inquisitr. In the wake of Brock’s mugshots not being released to the public until Monday, June 6, attention has turned to Brock’s parents, Dan and Carleen Turner.
As reported by Heavy, Dan and Carleen previously had a family support fund page set up for the Turner Family on Facebook. Although the Turner Family Support Fund has been removed from Facebook, as of this writing, the Google cache for the Turner Family Support Fund Facebook page can still be viewed.
Originally started by a woman who called herself a lifelong friend of the Turner Family, the Facebook page once displayed a post that was published on May 6, describing how and why to donate money for Brock’s plight.
“As a lifelong friend, mother and person who has watched this family grow, I am reaching out to you on behalf of Dan Turner and Carleen Bradfield Turner. They are dealing with a monumental lifechanging and tragic situation with Brock and their expenses continue to mount. As a mother and friend, I would do anything to help my child and save him. I am asking that you donate what you can as every donation not only helps to ease the financial burden, but it is also a show of support, friendship and solidarity.
“A fund has been set up at Wright Patt Credit Union for those who wish to show their support with a donation for Dan and Carleen Turner. You can make a donation to The Turner Family Support Fund…in [three] ways.”
The Facebook post went on to detail how those who wanted to could send monies to the Turner Family Support Fund via the credit union listed in Beavercreek, Ohio, via mail — or to donate at a local branch. The also provided the phone number to send a “virtual check” with the bank’s routing number and account number.
In closing, the Facebook page noted the pain and financial burden being placed upon the Turner Family, without making mention of specific sexual assault or rape charges.
“Most of us personally know Car, Dan and the kids. I know that while we are not experiencing what they are feeling, my heart and faith continue to want to help and be supportive. I am asking for your help with this. We can’t ease their pain but I hope that we can help ease the financial burden that this situation has caused.”
No doubt the backlash being felt by the judge and Brock supporters is the reason that the Turner Family has had their Facebook support fund page removed. Brock, now 20, was raised in Dayton, Ohio. The Turner Family can still be seen in photos on the cache of the Facebook page, which has not fallen out of Google’s index yet. Brock’s brother and sister, along with his father, Dan, and mother, Carleen, can be seen in the Facebook photos.
Dan works as a civilian with the Air Force while Carleen enjoys a career as a registered nurse. The Facebook page had accumulated 44 likes prior to being deleted. Carleen’s Facebook page has also been deleted. Brock’s mom was active throughout her son’s high school swim activities.
Meanwhile, the woman that Brock was convicted of sexually assaulting is winning kudos for her brave impact statement to Turner.
As seen in the above video, the rape survivor’s letter was read aloud on CNN. The video describes how two cyclists came upon Brock sexually assaulting his victim, and how they chased Turner down and caught him.
[Photo by Santa Clara County Sheriff/AP]