'Heroes' who rescued Stanford assault victim speak out for the first time

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Victim speaks out on Stanford sex assault


Peter Jonsson and Carl-Fredrik Arndt, the two Swedish Ph.D. students who discovered Brock Allen Turner assaulting an unconscious woman and tackled him, have spoken out for the first time since being described as "heroes" by the victim in her open letter to Turner.

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Arndt spoke to Sweden's Expressen about what he saw that night when he and Jonsson came upon the scene.

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The images the media select matter. This man was found guilty and sentenced to jail, but still #NoMugShot. https://t.co/AjWAmAW8ap
This is how a convicted rapist was portrayed by @washingtonpost. Include his swimming creds, avoid the word "rape" https://t.co/sJj11s0hFE
For contrast, here's @washingtonpost coverage of other rapes. All three headlines use the word, use mugshots. https://t.co/AqBy8wgsNH
Prison would have "severe impact" on rapist Brock Turner. Wonder if non-white crim would get this pretty headshot https://t.co/bEZS16wQdP
My latest. Rapist Brock Turner & Judge Aaron Persky represent so much of what is wrong with our justice system. https://t.co/duPdasZCSU
That Brock Turner was arrested AND convicted of felony rape and we still don't have his mugshot yet? Just his Abercrombie & Fitch photos?
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"We saw that she was not moving, while he was moving a lot," said Arndt, according to BuzzFeed, which translated the interview from Swedish. "So we stopped and thought, 'This is very strange.' When he got up we saw that she still wasn't moving at all, so we walked up and asked something like, 'What are you doing?'"

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Signage hangs near Oakwood High School in Oakwood, Ohio Thursday June 9, 2016. Anger and skepticism fill the streets of this wealthy suburban enclave following intense scrutiny of a six-month rape sentence handed down to Brock Turner, a former resident, a star swimmer for Stanford whose conviction ended his athletic career and cast a light on his background and the community he grew up in. Turner attended Oakwood High School. (AP Photo/Ann Sanner)
An exterior of Oakwood High School is seen in Oakwood, Ohio Thursday June 9, 2016. Anger and skepticism fill the streets of this wealthy suburban enclave following intense scrutiny of a six-month rape sentence handed down to Brock Turner, a former resident, a star swimmer for Stanford whose conviction ended his athletic career and cast a light on his background and the community he grew up in. Turner attended Oakwood High School. (AP Photo/Ann Sanner)
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Turner took off running, but the two quickly caught up to him and tackled him before going back to make sure the victim was all right and calling campus safety. "She lay perfectly still," Arndt said.

In a Facebook post, Jonsson said he will not publicly comment on the outcome of the trial, but rather shared a link to the victim's letter, stating, "To me it is unique in its form and comes as close as you can possibly get to putting words on an experience that words cannot describe."

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