Attorneys for the two boy who admitted to raping Savannah Dietrich dropped their motion to charge her with contempt.
David Mejia, an attorney for one of the boys, said the decision to withdraw the motion had nothing to do with public sentiment and online attention to the case.
He said the purpose of the motion had been to enforce the law that protects juveniles and their actions from disclosure.
“The horse is out of the barn,” he said. “Nothing is bringing it back.”
The Daily Kos have identified the boys who admitted to raping Savannah Dietrich as Will Frey and Austin Zehnde. Both boys play lacrosse for the BlueGrass Bats
Below is what the Daily Kos wrote about the boys:
“He is a strong athlete that loves challenges. He does not intimidate easily. His signature move the French Frey is a combination of face dodge and split dodge. He can score in any position. Will believes he resembles a Wildabeast, because he is a Wildabeast. Will is a Junior and would like to attend Centre, Denver, or Jacksonville to play lacrosse. When he is on the field he whispers in his opponent’s ear “Fear the BAT.”
Sounds like your typical macho lunkhead… intimidate and bully to get ahead.
Hoping to become a doctor he feels he surgically debilitates his opponents, as they feel he has removed certain organs without anesthesia.
A 17-year-old Kentucky girl is facing possible jail time for tweeting the names of two boys who raped her.
Savannah Dietrich, who was sexually assaulted by two boys last year, was ordered by a judge not to speak about what happened in court or about the crime; however, after the suspects, who pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual abuse and misdemeanor voyeurism, made a plea with prosecutors for a lighter sentence, Dietrich decided to go public with her story.
“For months, I cried myself to sleep,” Dietrich told The Courier-Journal. “I couldn’t go out in public. You just sit there and wonder, who saw [the pictures], who knows?” Dietrich, of Louisville, was referring to pictures that the suspects took of her during the assault and forwarded to friends.
Dietrich said her nightmare started in August 2011 while she was at a gathering with the two boys, whom she had known for some time.
The teenager said had been drinking at the gathering and had passed out, and she was not aware that the assault had taken place until months later when someone informed her that the boys had not only assaulted her but they had taken pictures of the crime and were sharing them with others.
Dietrich said she became aware of the deal that the boys made with prosecutors just before it was announced in court. She said she is frustrated by what she feels is a lenient deal for her attackers.
Shortly after Judge Dee McDonald admonished everyone at the hearing not to speak about what happened in court or about the crime, Dietrich said she cried.
Shortly after leaving court Dietrich tweeted, “They said I can’t talk about it or I’ll be locked up….Protect rapist is more important than getting justice for the victim in Louisville.”
“They got off very easy…and they tell me to be quiet, just silencing me at the end.”
The teenager then named the boys writing, “There you go, lock me up. I’m not protecting anyone that made my life a living Hell.”
Dietrich, who is now in contempt of court, faces 180 days in jail and a $500 fine. Her attorney wants her contempt hearing open to the media, while the boys’ attorney is asking for the hearing to be closed.
The boys are scheduled to be sentenced next month.