Nashville rape case echoes sex assault by Stanford swimmer

FILE- In this Oct. 16, 2013 file photo, former Vanderbilt football player Cory Batey attends a discussion hearing at the Birch Building in Nashville, Tenn. The cases are tragically similar: Student-athletes at two elite universities accused of sex crimes against unconscious women. Some have questioned why former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, who is white, received a far less severe sentence for a January 2015 assault than the one faced by Batey, who is black. (AP Photo /The Tennessean via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The cases are tragically similar: Student-athletes at two elite universities accused of sex crimes against unconscious women. Yet one is given six months in a county jail, while the other is facing at least 15 years in prison.

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