The Beavercreek, Ohio-based Wright-Patt Credit Union is facing harsh public criticism after a local newspaper reported yesterday that the father of recently convicted Stanford University student Brock Turner set up a legal support fund there.

Turner, 20, was accused of raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on the Stanford campus after a party in January 2015. In March, a jury found him guilty of three felony sexual assault counts. On Thursday, a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge sentenced Turner to six months in jail plus three years of probation.

The sentence, which some said was too light, sparked an outcry against the judge in the case, Turner’s parents and now Wright-Patt. Angry commenters flocked to the credit union’s Facebook page after the Dayton Daily News reported Turner’s father set up the account and a family supporter was asking for donations to pay their expenses. (CU Times obtained screenshots of the Facebook posts, which are included with this story and have since been removed from the site.)

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