Seventeen-year-old Savannah Dietrich rocketed to high profile media headlines recently when she revealed the names of her underage rapists. Instead of being commended for her bravery for speaking out against the vile young men, she was instead treated like a potential criminal, threatened with possible contempt charges for violating an order imposed by the judge to protect the identities of the rapists. Well, that's all changed.
The Kentucky teenager was rightfully disappointed with the light punishment the two rapists go, who are named Will Frey and Austin Zehnder. They pleaded guilty, but took a plea bargain of protecting their names -- which was in the form of a law that protects juveniles. Savannah Dietrich took to her Twitter account to air out the names of her rapists, but this ruffled the feathers of other boys' lawyer who sought to file a motion of contempt against her, you know basically kicking this victimized teen girl while she was already down.
The lawyer has since removed the motion but refuses to acknowledge whether or not it has anything to do with the public outrage at how this victimized young woman was being treated in the system. The fact that her rapists were granted any benefit whatsoever in this case is deplorable.
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