17-Year-Old Sexual Assault Victim Faces Charges For Publicly Naming Her Attackers
Savannah Dietrich, 17-year-old Kentucky girl, decided to exercise her First Amendment right by tweeting the names of her two rapists – but instead she is now facing a contempt charge.
Dietrich was at a party in August 2011 where two other teenagers sexually assaulted her and took pictures of the assault to share with their friends.
Dietrich said that for months she wasn’t able to sleep or go to public places.
‘You just sit there and wonder, who saw (the pictures), who knows?’ said Dietrich, according to the Huffington Post.
The two boys pleaded guilty, but their attorney struck a deal. Dietrich said she can’t say what the punishment was because of the gag order. In her opinion it’s not good enough. That’s why she decided to take matter in her own hands and tweet her abusers’ identity.
One of her tweets read: ‘Protect rapist is more important than getting justice for the victim in Louisville.”
The boys’ attorney has requested the judge to charge Dietrich with contempt, which carries a fine of $500 and 180 days in jail.
Do you think this girl should have to go to jail for standing up for herself?