17 year old Kentucky girl may face contempt charges for speaking out against her sexual assault
More than a year ago, 17-year-old Savannah Dietrich a Kentucky girl was sexually assaulted by a group of teenage boys after passing out at a party — and than had the pleasure of having the boys release photographs of the assault to everybody including her fellow friends.
Dietrich, in response took to Twitter just a few weeks after the boys were charged with first degree sexual-assault and voyeurism to go as far as to name the suspects who did it to her.
In response to Dietrich’s move, defense attorneys for the boys (who have not been named) have asked the judge presiding over the case to charge Dietrich with contempt of court for naming her perps.
“So many of my rights have been taken away by these boys,” Dietrich told Louisville’s Courier-Journal. “I’m at the point that if I have to go to jail for my rights, I will do it. If they really feel it’s necessary to throw me in jail for talking about what happened to me as opposed to throwing these boys in jail for what they did to me, then I don’t understand justice.”
Do you agree with the proposed move?
UPDATE: Savannah has not been charged with contempt as of this week.
The perps have been identified as: Austin Zehnder and Will Frey
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