Stupid People doing stupid things - not the 17 year old - whoever made the plea deal is the stupid one (-Josh)
UPDATE: On Monday, attorneys for the boys dropped their motion to charge her with contempt.
Last August, 17-year-old Savannah Dietrich of Louisville, Kentucky was at a party. She passed out from drinking, and two teenage boys sexually assaulted her. Based on reports, they undressed and fondled her, but didn't have sex with her and they took photos, which they showed to several other people.
On June 26th, they took a deal, and pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual assault and misdemeanor voyeurism. And as part of the plea, there was a gag order on the case to keep their names private.
But Savannah didn't find out about that plea deal until it was announced in court, and she couldn't believe it. So . . . she decided to post their names on Twitter, even though she knew it could get her locked up for contempt.
After she posted their names, she wrote, quote, "There you go, lock me up. I'm not protecting anyone that made my life a living hell." She could get up to six months in jail and a $500 fine if she's convicted of contempt. The two boys who assaulted her haven't been sentenced yet.
Savannah says she knew she was violating the court order with her tweet, but, quote, "[Protecting rapists] is more important than getting justice for the victim in Louisville.
"I'm at the point that if I have to go to jail for my rights, I will do it. If they really feel it's necessary to throw me in jail for talking about what happened to me as opposed to throwing these boys in jail for what they did to me, I don't understand justice."
Her contempt hearing is next Monday. Her attorneys have argued that the First Amendment protects her right to speak about what happened to her.