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Sun Jul 22, 2012, 01:39 AM Jul 2012

Teen rape victim faces charge for naming attackers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A 17-year-old Kentucky girl who was upset by the plea deal reached by a pair of teenagers who sexually assaulted her is now facing a contempt charge for tweeting their names in violation of a court order.

Savannah Dietrich of Louisville told The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/NEcirr) she is frustrated by what she feels is a lenient deal for her attackers. After posting the names on Twitter, Dietrich wrote, "I'm not protecting anyone that made my life a living Hell."

The boys' attorneys have asked a judge to hold Dietrich in contempt for violating the confidentiality of a juvenile hearing and the judge's order not to speak about it.

Dietrich told the paper she was assaulted in August 2011 by two boys she knew when she passed out after drinking at a gathering. She learned months later that pictures of the assault were taken and shared with others.


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Teen rape victim faces charge for naming attackers (Original Post) RandySF Jul 2012 OP
good for her. nt msongs Jul 2012 #1
I dare you Judge... TeamPooka Jul 2012 #2
That is totally fucked Blecht Jul 2012 #3
Smash patriarchy! Fire Walk With Me Jul 2012 #4


(24,644 posts)
2. I dare you Judge...
Sun Jul 22, 2012, 02:43 AM
Jul 2012

to prosecute this girl.
How can a victim be held party to a defendants plea deal?
That's wrong.


(3,803 posts)
3. That is totally fucked
Sun Jul 22, 2012, 03:33 AM
Jul 2012

I'm beginning to wonder why I visit DU these days -- so many depressing stories.

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