Ex-Stanford swimmer used drugs before college

2016-06-11 21:33
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San Francisco - The former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexual assault on an unconscious woman failed to reveal his drug and alcohol use in a letter to the judge.

Brock Turner told Judge Aaron Persky that he was an inexperienced drinker and that "the party culture and risk taking behaviour" during his four months at Stanford led him to make a bad decision.

But court documents released on Friday show prosecutors cited several examples of Turner using hard drugs and alcohol at Stanford and in high school.

Prosecutors say that text messages recovered from his cellphone showed Turner discussing using LSD and ecstasy and smoking marijuana and dabs of butane hash oil, known as "wax," from as early as April 2014.

Court documents also show campus police gave him a ticket for under-age drinking in November 2014.

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