A poster featuring Brock Turner's smirking face and the words "Don't be that person" popped up at California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo to warn students of sexual predators.
Twitter who says she's a Cal Poly student posted an image of the poster with the infamous Stanford sexual assailant on the social media network on Monday, writing "I'd sincerely like to thank my school for putting up this sign."
The tweet had been liked nearly 3,000 times and shared more than 1,100 times, as of Thursday afternoon.
The poster came from the university's Safer program that's described on its website as "a confidential advocacy, education and support resource for addressing sexual misconduct."
Cal Poly spokesperson Matt Lazier said the poster was part of a student-driven campaign on campus "aimed at urging students to look out for one another and increase their awareness of sexual assault and related issues."
Only one poster featuring Turner was displayed on campus and it was removed earlier in the week, according to Lazier. The overall ad campaign remains in place, he says, "sending messages to students about awareness and prevention of sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking."
Turner became what SFist aptly calls "the literal poster child of sexual assault" when a huge controversy erupted over a judge giving the ex-Stanford student a sentence of six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.
When Turner, an all-American swimmer, was convicted in Santa Clara County Superior Court of three counts of sexual assault in late March, he faced up to 14 years of prison, as reported in a previous SFGATE story.
Judge Aaron Persky opted for a lighter penalty, saying a stiffer sentence would have a "severe impact" on the 20-year-old. Persky's sentence also included three years of probation with alcohol and sex-offender treatment as well as lifetime registration on the sex-offender list.
National outrage against Turner continued when he was released from jail in San Jose in September after serving only three months due to good behavior.
Original article posted by SF Gate
By Amy Graff
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