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The Latest: Stanford defends handling of sex assault case

  • FILE - In this June 2, 2016 file photo, Brock Turner, right, makes his way into the Santa Clara Superior Courthouse in Palo Alto, Calif. A letter written by Turner's father was made public over the weekend by a Stanford law professor who wants the judge in the case removed from office because Brock Turner's sentencing. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group via AP, File) MAGS OUT NO SALES

    FILE - In this June 2, 2016 file photo, Brock Turner, right, makes his way into the Santa Clara Superior Courthouse in Palo Alto, Calif. A letter written by Turner's father was made public over the weekend by a Stanford law professor who wants the judge in the case removed from office because Brock Turner's sentencing. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group via AP, File) MAGS OUT NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated booking photo provided by Santa Clara County Sheriff shows Brock Turner a former Stanford University swimmer who received six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. Dan Turner, Brock's father has ignited more outrage over the case by saying his son already has paid a steep price for "20 minutes of action" and said in a letter to the judge that the conviction of his son, on three felony sexual assault charges has shattered the 20-year-old, who has lost his appetite. (Santa Clara County Sheriff via AP)

    This undated booking photo provided by Santa Clara County Sheriff shows Brock Turner a former Stanford University swimmer who received six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. Dan Turner, Brock's father has ignited more outrage over the case by saying his son already has paid a steep price for "20 minutes of action" and said in a letter to the judge that the conviction of his son, on three felony sexual assault charges has shattered the 20-year-old, who has lost his appetite. (Santa Clara County Sheriff via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this June 2, 2016 file photo, Brock Turner, right, makes his way into the Santa Clara Superior Courthouse in Palo Alto, Calif. A letter written by Turner's father was made public over the weekend by a Stanford law professor who wants the judge in the case removed from office because Brock Turner's sentencing. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group via AP, File) MAGS OUT NO SALES

    FILE - In this June 2, 2016 file photo, Brock Turner, right, makes his way into the Santa Clara Superior Courthouse in Palo Alto, Calif. A letter written by Turner's father was made public over the weekend by a Stanford law professor who wants the judge in the case removed from office because Brock Turner's sentencing. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group via AP, File) MAGS OUT NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on a six-month jail sentence for a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sex assault (all times local):

8:15 a.m.

Stanford University says it "did everything within its power" to ensure justice in the case of a former swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.

In a statement released Monday, Stanford says it reached out to the victim to offer support and inform her of the steps the university was taking. The school says it banned Brock Turner from campus after wrapping up its investigation less than two weeks after the attack.

The university says it's a national leader in prevention programs, student training on intervention and support for victims. It says more work must be done at the school and elsewhere "to create a culture that does not tolerate sexual violence in any form."

The 20-year-old Turner was sentenced to six months in jail and three years' probation last week, sparking national outrage.