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Per a friend of mine:

In Iran, if two boys get a girl drunk, rape her, take pics and then circulate them to everyone they know, the two boys can enter a unilateral plea deal with the prosecutor which makes it a crime for the victim to name her attackers.

Oh… did I say Iran?

I meant Kentucky.


SRSLY?  WTF?  Make the jump to see what this is all about.

No, NOT kidding:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A 17-year-old Kentucky girl who was upset by the plea deal reached by a pair of teenagers who sexually assaulted her is now facing a contempt charge for tweeting their names in violation of a court order.


The boys’ attorneys have asked a judge to hold Dietrich in contempt for violating the confidentiality of a juvenile hearing and the judge’s order not to speak about it.

Dietrich told the paper she was assaulted in August 2011 by two boys she knew when she passed out after drinking at a gathering. She learned months later that pictures of the assault were taken and shared with others.

“For months, I cried myself to sleep. I couldn’t go out in public places,” she told the newspaper, as her father and attorneys sat nearby. “You just sit there and wonder, who saw (the pictures), who knows?”

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  1. Who gives that kind of sentence under those conditions? The convicted offenders publicized the victim to the extreme, and they get to hide their names?

    I think the victim will get all the support she needs (I’ll be happy to pay her fine), and the criminals will get their asses kicked (I’ll be happy to do that, too).

    Bet I’m not alone.

  2. fogiv

    Savannah Dietrich, the 17-year-old Kentucky girl who had been facing contempt of court charges after she tweeted the names of her juvenile attackers, will not be charged.

    Late Monday, lawyers for Dietrich’s attackers withdrew their motion to have her held in contempt, after the story about the possible charges sparked outrage online.

    Last month, Dietrich-frustrated by a plea deal reached by the two boys who assaulted her-took to Twitter to expose them, violating a court order to keep their names confidential.

    “There you go, lock me up,” Dietrich tweeted after naming the perpetrators. “I’m not protecting anyone that made my life a living Hell.” Her Twitter account has since been closed.

    Attorneys for the attackers then asked a Jefferson District Court judge to hold Dietrich in contempt. She could have faced up to 180 days in jail and a $500 fine if convicted. The boys have yet to be sentenced for the August 2011 attack.

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