AC360: Teen Fights For Justice After Sexual Assault Pictures Discovered | Anderson Cooper 360 | Blogs | 9/14/12

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Savannah Dietrich was 16 when she was sexually assaulted by two teenage boys as she lay unconscious on the kitchen floor in a Louisville, Kentucky home. After a night of drinking with friends, she woke up and knew something had happened, but it would be months before she discovered photographs of her assault on their cell phones.

Two young men, plead guilty to the act. They were accused of felony sexual assault and misdemeanor voyeurism. Initially, both offenders were offered a plea bargain: 50 hours of volunteer work and a diversion program, which if completed, their criminal records would be erased.

However, Savannah and her parents disapproved and wanted the prosecutor to reconsider such a lenient punishment. Feeling frustrated, she took to Twitter and tweeted the names of the two boys. For outing them, she was threatened with contempt of court and jail time; the motion was later dropped.

Following the report on AC360, a hearing took place on whether the punishment will stand. Here are the details of the NEW plea deal:

  • The 50 hours of community service must be for a charity that helps women.
  • The teens’ records will no longer be wiped clean at the age of 19 and a half. The felony sexual assault will become a misdemeanor when they’re 21 and when they’re 26 they can apply to get their record expunged.
  • They need to give Savannah Dietrich a list of everyone who saw the photo of the assault.

For full article see: Tonight on AC360: Teen fights for justice after sexual assault pictures discovered – Anderson Cooper 360 – Blogs.


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