Former Stanford athlete accused of rape appears in court

It was a brief court appearance and Turner remained silent throughout the entire proceedings.

According to court documents, Turner has told police he did nothing wrong and was trying to "hook up" with a girl.

Turner, who was on Stanford's swim team, now lives back with his family in Ohio after dropping out of Stanford following the accusations.

The judge denied Turner's attorney's request that Turner not be at every court appearance.    

The deputy district attorney said because it's a priority case, Turner needed to be there for things to move swiftly and the judge agreed.

In speaking to the media the deputy district attorney praised and thanked the two grad students who tackled and pinned Turner to the ground. She called them Good Samaritans - heroes who were at the right place at the right time. She added these types of sexual assaults happen at college parties across the country, but few are ever reported.

"Don't just stand by if you see something inappropriate. If you see something, say something. Because of the heroic actions of these two men, the defendant Brock Allen Turner was just arraigned on five felony sexual assault offenses," said Deputy District Attorney Alaleh Kianerci. 

Leaving the courthouse Turner and his attorney declined KTVU's request for a statement.

The judge placed a protective order, which is essentially a restraining order, where Turner is not allowed to go anywhere near the victim.

KTVU is told the victim, who is not a Stanford student, is recovering and requests privacy at this time.