Although I lack sympathy for Mr. Turner, I would also add that his aggregate punishment included the following:
- He lost his swimming scholarship
- He was expelled from Stanford
- He was banned for life by USA Swimming, which for all intents and purposes keeps him from benefitting from his athletic ability…forever.
Turner was riding a gravy train. A scholarship to one of the best schools in the country, and and the subsequent employment opportunities he could look forward to afterwards. As you say, he is now a registered sex offender for life, which carries a host of ongoing penalties.