Skip to comments.Teen faces jail time after lashing out on Twitter and naming the boys who sexually assaulted her
Posted on 07/21/2012 6:57:23 PM PDT by rawhide
'I'm not protecting anyone that made my life a living hell': Teen faces jail time after lashing out on Twitter and naming the boys who sexually assaulted her.
17-year-old sexual assault victim is facing a jail sentence for tweeting the names of her attackers in anger at their light punishment.
Savannah Dietrich named and shamed the boys on the social messaging site, writing: 'There you go, lock me up. I'm not protecting anyone that made my life a living Hell.'
The Louisville, Kentucky teen told The Courier-Journal she was frustrated by what she feels is a lenient deal for her attackers.
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The ‘gathering’ took place somewhere. The owner who allowed the gathering is probably liable to some degree.
All of the article writers are protecting the boys names as well, I only see the victims name mentioned in all the ones I could find.
As I said. jury trial, demand max sentence. DARE YOU
Doesn’t make sense how he can issue a gag order on her. Could it be becuase the guilty were juveniles?
Regardless, I say good for her.
By the way, those boys have the right to sue her, if she accused them of something falsely, don't they? They have a remedy. Why don't they use that remedy? (Because they took a plea deal and because there is evidence? "Psycho chick" forged all that?)[Do you teach your children to be obedient to every government official's whim, even if it's outside the law?]
As a juror, I would truthfully answer any questions, as I have done on all the juries I have been called for. In the VERY unlikely event that I was then seated, I would view the evidence impartially. At that point, if the facts presented match the article that I have read, I would find her “not guilty” and laugh in the judge’s face. Unfortunately, contempt is (usually or always?) decided by the judge, not a jury. She’s at the mercy of the woman who already showed no concern for her as a victim. I just hope the judge is reading our comments - and has as little backbone as John Roberts.
Oh, BULLSHIT !
Based on your view anyone who passes out is fair game to be raped?
What if simply asleep?
The laws in most civilized societies calls sex with a person unable to give consent , a crime.
Lots of other criminal behavior went on in your day,your parents’ day and your grandparents’ day.So I guess we shouldn’t get the police involved in cases of strongarm robbery,intimidation,fill-in-the-blank ?
He can’t, SCOTUS has upheld gag orders but only in a limited context. That being when a criminal defendant’s 6th Amendment right to a fair trial is jeopardized. There is no trial here, the sexual assault perps have plead out. So a gag order is unocnstitutional in this case.
More to the point though is that in Kentucky the law says a victim must be consulted on plea bargains and that the victim also has a “right” to a victims statement. I know of no exceptions for juveniles but I’m just pretending to be trained in the law here.
“@savymarie_’s account is protected.
Only confirmed followers have access to @savymarie_’s Tweets and complete profile. Click the “Follow” button to send a follow request.”
It makes me sick that kids who commit horrific crimes other than murder—especially sex crimes—are shielded from publicity (”cannot mention the name because he is a juvenile”) and then get by with juvenile detention til 18 or 21. Unfortunately, the adult-sentence alternative may not be the way to go. What we need is more flexible sentencing and LOTS OF SHAMEFUL PUBLICITY.
Were the boys black who assaulted her? I see no indication of this. Anyways I applaud her gumption to defy this black robed POS
The “gag the victim” judge started out as a social worker. Seems she has held onto her beliefs that the “young men” are victims of their environment.
I hope that this judge wakes up and smells the coffee. She’s protecting the scum of the earth in this case.
Umm uhhh, Omg no need to duck, it was so far over your head.
IF I get called I don’t know how to tie my shoes. How do you get out of contempt? 1. judge taken care of. 2. ass kissing.. I dont know nor care
She probably forgot to use the word, “alleged”.
I wonder if Forgotten Amendments would be so kind as to provide a name?
Since he seems to believe that it’s ok to rape a girl and pass out photos of the rape to all your friends, he should be equally forthcoming himself.
If I get called, almost regardless of the case, I want on the jury. We need intelligent, rational jurors to keep our civil and criminal courts from doing shockingly stupid things. I am not willing to lie to get on a jury, but I most certainly will not do anything to dodge jury duty.
I think there is an aweful lot of shame to go around here. If she was passed out mostly them
I never knew that “The Right to Molest the Stupid” was among the “Forgotten Amendments.”
I hope you don’t have any daughters.
The girl did something stupid. The punks who raped her were craven opportunists, much like maggots or leaches. There’s always the possibility that the little scuz-buckets slipped something into her drink. If someone is willing to take advantage of an incapacitated girl, how much more would it take for them to incapacitate an attractive target?
Hey, dimwit, what part of pleading guilty to all charges don't you understand? There was a plea agreement, there will be NO trial, when a person pleads guilty there is NO trial, no reason to have one. Smarten up a little.
methinks the boys attorneys should not have asked for the contempt charge especially before sentencing was passed...duh
I wish I could get jury.. we got a ‘closed system’ pay or stay so to speak
If the governor had any balls, he’d pardon her and tell the judge to go pound sand.
Good lord, flyvet, they pled guilty. They are guilty. They pled guilty. They’re guilty.
haha you smelt it you delt it. I SECOND the pettition rottndog is making, and absolve myself of every thing forth with. Good luck!
Savannah is living up to her family name! Go girl!
Once again, it's what lawyers call "legal fiction" which has no place outside the courtroom and does not define our reality as you and so many others insist! It does not, you hear?!
The American legal system is about itself and nothing else, you peasants! Bow your heads before it!
What trial? They pleaded guilty. The boys are just lucky that I’m not the girls father. If I was, they’d be begging for a long sentence to keep them safe.
Good for the gal. I am behind her all the way on this nonsense.
Speaking out is part of the healing process. A rape victim should never be ordered to keep silent.
Screw that damn judge. Hopefully, he/she will dismiss the charge and perhaps she will pay court costs... around $100.
Well ain't that just a damn shame?
Not only were there pictures but the “boys” showed them around. She didn’t know how many people saw them...so why are the “boys” ashamed now...they were proud enough to show how manly they were raping a passed out young woman.
The victim should not be ordered to shut up about rape or any other crime comitted against them.
The judge should keep the police records and reporters gagged, but not the victim. The victim should be able to speak freely about what happened to her, including who was involved. This is especially so in this case given the boys took pictures of her and passed them around.
The other thing that is distrubing though, is that young people think there is and should be no dark consequences that come with over drinking and drugging. Substance abuse comes with natural consequences and being the victim of criminals is one of them. For girls that is often rape but now that we have homosexualized and totally sexually perverted the youth culture, it will come with the anal rape of boys and girls, too.
I support her decision and IMHO, it is therapeutic for her too !
What would your view point be if it had been a young man that these two boys assaulted, photographed and then passed them around?
Would it be any different?
Or should raping a person who can't fight back and who did not consent be regarded as saying "howdy"?
These are times when you just have to say, "the law is an a**" and ignore it.
Every older brother who has whopped the living daylights out of some twit that was picking on their younger siblings knows this.
It isn't a free pass. You have to face the consequences of what you did but usually most people understand why you did it.
You’re going to actually use that as an excuse.. “The boys didn’t know better.”...Seriously?
“Youre going to actually use that as an excuse.. The boys didnt know better....Seriously?”
You might want to read my posting a bit closer. There were 61 posts ahead of yours and not one of them saw that angle.
Yes, I did read your post a bit better, but still the statement about the “boys” sounded like you were saying they shouldn’t be blamed because they just didn’t know better.
Maybe the wording threw me off, our maybe it was the half dozen other posts that had me seeing red (not yours by the way).
Made a mistake, sorry.
I knew when I was a boy/young man that having sex with a woman who was unconscious was wrong. Chalk it up to my parents raising me right.
Where did you go wrong in your upbringing that you consider not raping someone a “lesson learned”.
It sounds like the plea agreement was with the young men NOT their victim, at least not without her approval.
She's free indeed to express her outrage and give tit for tat exposing their abusive behavior for other young women to beware.
Sounds like a Mason letting a brother Mason(kids) off the hook...
They are known to do that... meaning the Judge..
No prob. I was worried a bit using the term “boys”, but I thought it fit in context of explaining that system.
I also can see why you’re spun-up with some of the other posts. Heck, for all we know, she had three beers, and the third one was drugged - and if that’s the case, would it still be “her fault” to those people?