SAVANNAH DIETRICH, 17 YEAR OLD SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM, FACES CHARGE FOR NAMING ATTACKERS
Savannah Dietrich, a 17 year old Kentucky girl who was upset by the plea deal reached by apair of teenagers who sexually assault her, is now facing a contempt charge for tweeting theirnames in violation of a court order. Dietrich and her parents say they do not want to shieldher identity and want her case to be public. Dietrich told the Associated Press that she wasassaulted in August 2011 by two boys she knew when she passed out after drinking at agathering. She learned months later that pictures of the assault were taken and shared withothers. Her attorneys want her contempt hearing open to the media, arguing she has a FirstAmendment right to speak about her case and to a public hearing. The contempt charge carriesa possible sentence of 180 days in jail and a $500 fine. The boys pleaded guilty on June 26to first degree sexual abuse and misdemeanor voyeurism. Dietrich says she was unaware of aplea agreement until just before it was announced in court. The Judge admonished everyone atthe hearing not to speak about what happened in court or about the crime. They got off veryeasy...and they tell me to be quiet, just silencing me at the end, she said.