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(62,617 posts)
Tue Jul 24, 2012, 12:50 PM Jul 2012

Teen who tweeted sex attackers' names won't face charges

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky teenager frustrated by light punishment for two boys who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting her was spared Monday from having to face a contempt charge for naming them on Twitter in violation of a court order.

The case of Savannah Dietrich, 17, quickly gathered supporters nationwide who were upset that the victim of an assault could be punished for speaking out against her attackers.

The girl turned to Twitter after she said she was frustrated with what she felt was a lenient plea deal. The judge had ordered no one to speak about the case, which was in juvenile court.

On Monday, attorneys for the boys dropped their motion to charge her with contempt. David Mejia, an attorney for one of the boys, said the decision to withdraw the motion had nothing to do with public sentiment and online attention to the case.


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Teen who tweeted sex attackers' names won't face charges (Original Post) RandySF Jul 2012 OP
that's good samsingh Jul 2012 #1
Good!!! Beacool Jul 2012 #2
The judge never handed it down. RandySF Jul 2012 #3
Thanks for the correction. Beacool Jul 2012 #5
Excellent! JustAnotherGen Jul 2012 #4
GOOD! Odin2005 Jul 2012 #6
Thanks for posting the update. tammywammy Jul 2012 #7


(30,261 posts)
2. Good!!!
Tue Jul 24, 2012, 12:58 PM
Jul 2012

That judge is a disgrace!!

As for the boys, they should have been thrown in jail. Rape is rape, and at 17 they knew better. These two spoiled prep school kids deserved a smack down.

I hope that Savannah recovers from her mental wounds and has a fulfilling life.


(62,617 posts)
3. The judge never handed it down.
Tue Jul 24, 2012, 01:02 PM
Jul 2012

Legal counsel for the offenders brought the motion, then withdrew it. I don't think the judge would have ruled in their favor. I blame the prosecuting attorney who did not provide the victim and family advance knowledge of the plea agreement and for not informing them that they could have fought the gag order.


(30,261 posts)
5. Thanks for the correction.
Tue Jul 24, 2012, 01:09 PM
Jul 2012

These boys were treated with kid gloves, while the victim's image and name was plastered everywhere. Makes me sick!!!

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