The news that Kentucky teenager Savannah Dietrich will not be facing a contempt of court charge for tweeting the names of the boys who sexually assaulted her has emerged.
The boys admitted to sexually assaulting Dietrich in juvenile court, but she was annoyed by the leniency of the sentence they received and despite the fact that everyone involved in the case was ordered not to speak about it by the judge, Dietrich named her attackers on Twitter. She said that they had shared pictures of her being assaulted with their friends, so she felt she was totally within her rights to name them.
The boys’ attorneys initially filed a motion to charge Dietrich with contempt of court and this was picked up by the media who reported the story. She immediately had the support of American public, the majority of whom felt incredibly angered by the fact that a victim of a terrible sexual assault could be treated like this. Continue Reading