A high school guidance counselor and a childhood friend of a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault have apologized for writing letters of support ahead of his sentencing.
Oakwood High School counselor Kelly Owens of Dayton, Ohio, told her school district Wednesday that she shouldn't have gotten involved in the case. She told the judge that 20-year-old Brock Turner was "absolutely undeserving of the outcome'' of the trial.
The judge sentenced Turner to six months in jail last week for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, outraging critics who argue the penalty is too light.
A posting Wednesday on a Facebook page that appears to be that of Turner's friend Leslie Rasmussen says she made a mistake and apologizes for not acknowledging the severity of the crime.