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Palo Alto man charged with six felonies in sex case

Original post made on Jul 21, 2016

A Palo Alto man who was arrested in June for allegedly raping a woman he knew at his home has been charged with six felony counts, Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Steve Dal Porto said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 21, 2016, 11:41 AM

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Posted by Deportation or Prison
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 21, 2016 at 12:52 pm

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If Zhou is convicted of all the charges against him, will he actually serve prison time, or merely be sent back to China? Or will he serve his sentence, and then be deported? The laws on this don't seem clear.

Posted by Sprout23
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 21, 2016 at 2:27 pm

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If he's convicted, I'll be very curious to find out whether he receives a severe sentence or one as light as that given to Brock Turner.

We already know that the justice system in California appears to preference male defendants over female victims in sexual assault cases, so it will be interesting to see whether justice is "colorblind" or not. What are the odds?

Posted by Duckwalk
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 21, 2016 at 4:39 pm

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If he is found innocent, he will probably be deported just the same. He lost his job at Facebook after he was arrested.

Posted by Interesting?
a resident of Palo Verde
on Jul 22, 2016 at 10:23 am

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Perhaps I missed something, but I didn't find anything in this story or the one to which is linked (which is virtually identical) indicating that Mr. Zhou is anything other than a US citizen. Is Trump's xenophobia infecting Palo Alto?

Posted by Baloney
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 22, 2016 at 12:53 pm

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Posted by peppered
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 22, 2016 at 1:19 pm

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