Contempt Motion Withdrawn, Gag Order Barring Sex Assault Victim from Naming Her Juvenile Attackers Still in Place

The Courier-Journal (Louisville) reports:

Defense attorneys for two boys who pleaded guilty to assaulting a 17-year-old Savannah Dietrich have withdrawn their motion that she be held in contempt for tweeting the names of her attackers in defiance of a court order….

Emily Farrar-Crockett, deputy division chief of the public defender’s juvenile division and one of Dietrich’s attorneys … said they are still looking to set aside the original gag order, as it was too broad and Savannah should still be able to talk about aspects of the case.

Dietrich had been frustrated by what she felt was a lenient plea bargain for the two teens who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting her and circulating pictures of the incident, so she tweeted their names and criticized the justice system last month.

More on the case in yesterday’s post. Many thanks to Kashmir Hill (Forbes) for the pointer.

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