Brock Turner back in Ohio to register as sex offender

SUGARCREEK TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Brock Turner returned to his home in Ohio before visiting the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday to register as a sex offender.

Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer said Turner, a former swimmer at Oakwood High School and Stanford University who was convicted in a sexual assault in California, was required to register as a Tier III sex offender. The status requires Turner to fulfill certain requirements, including registration four times per year for the rest of his life.

Following his release from Santa Clara County Jail in California on Friday, Turner was given five days to report to Fischer’s office in Xenia. After that, the sheriff’s department will send postcards to Turner’s neighbors, alerting them to his nearby residence.

Turner’s family moved to Sugarcreek Township from Oakwood around the time of the assault. The Turner family could not be reached by telephone this week.

“We will go down to his house where he is living to confirm he is living there,” Fischer said. “We will pop in unannounced from time to time to make sure he’s living where he says he’s living.”

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He’ll also be required to meet with a state officer for his three-year probation.

Turner's visit home has also sparked protests. 

Members of the Sugarcreek Twp. Fire Department are using fire hoses to clean chalk-written messages off the sidewalk, driveway and the street in front of the Turner residence.

The words that were scrawled included “rapist” and the following: “Its [sic] your job to hold your son/self responsible so he/you don’t hurt my daughters.”

The dozen or so protesters have since left. Only reporters, police officers and firefighters remained in the neighborhood Tuesday.

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