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I haven't seen this posted here yet, I am posting this because reading the story made my blood boil.  The gist is:
 - A young woman was sexually assaulted at a party
 - Pictures of the assault were taken and distributed
 - The boys who were convicted of the crime were given plea bargains
 - The victim felt wronged by the plea bargains and fought back by relinquishing her right to privacy and publishing the names of the boys who attacked her on Twitter.

Here's a little more information:

A 17 year old woman may be convicted for contempt of court because she tweeted the names of 2 minor males who were convicted of:

first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, and misdemeanor voyeurism
According to the story:
Dietrich said she was sexually assaulted by two teen boys she knew in August 2011. She had been drinking at a gathering, she said, and became unconscious. Months later she learned that pictures of the incident had been taken and shared with others.
The victim felt the need to go public because:
The teens pleaded guilty to those charges in late June, though Dietrich and her family say they were unaware of the plea bargain and recommended sentence until just before it was announced in court — and were upset with what they felt was a slap on the wrist for the attackers.

“I felt like they were given a very, very light deal,” Dietrich said. “I wasn’t happy with it, at all.”

What really got me was the quote from a woman who heads Kentuckians Voice for Crime Victims, she said in part:
““This (assault) could affect her for the rest of her life and the fact that she said, ‘I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore,’ you have to applaud her,” Phillips said. “But you also have to respect authority.

 ... She should have gone to a victims’ group or her local legislator and fought for the right to speak out.” (emphasis provided by diarist)

In the end, I agree with the victim, she said:
“I’m at the point that if I have to go to jail for my rights, I will do it.”
Again, the full story can be found in the Courier Journal

Originally posted to Hey338Too on Sat Jul 21, 2012 at 12:02 PM PDT.

Also republished by Sluts and House of LIGHTS.

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