WARNING: Distressing details
One of the two Swedish heroes who caught Brock Turner raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at California's Stanford University last year has broken his silence.
Carl-Fredrik Arndt and Peter Jonsson were cycling to a party on January 18, 2015 when they saw Turner on top of the victim. The PhD students tackled the swimmer, then aged 19, before holding him down and calling police.
"We saw that she was not moving, while he was moving a lot," Arndt told Sweden's Expressen, as reported by BuzzFeed News. "So we stopped and thought, 'This is very strange'."
Arndt said he and Jonsson approached Turner to find out what was going on.
"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?'" he said.
Turner fled, but Jonsson caught him and pinned him to the ground.
Arndt remembered leaning over to make sure the half-nude victim was still alive. "She lay perfectly still," he said.
Arndt and Jonsson later told authorities they saw Turner on top of the victim "aggressively thrusting his hips into her."
"She was unconscious. The entire time. I checked her and she didn't move at all," Arndt said, according to CBS News.
"The guy stood up then we saw she wasn't moving still. So we called him out on it. And the guy ran away, my friend Peter chased after him."
Police said Jonsson "became very upset, to the point where he began crying while recounting the incident ... he said it was a very disturbing event for him to witness and be involved in."
The victim, who has not been identified, described in her powerful impact statement the condition in which Turner left her.
"I learned that my ass and vagina were completely exposed outside, my breasts had been groped, fingers had been jabbed inside me along with pine needles and debris," she wrote.
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