Skip to comments.17-year-old sexual assault victim will not face charges for tweeting names of attackers
Posted on 07/24/2012 1:44:57 PM PDT by AtlasStalled
The 17-year-old Kentucky girl who had been facing contempt of court charges after she tweeted the names of her juvenile attackers, will not be charged.
Late Monday, lawyers for Dietrich's attackers withdrew their motion to have her held in contempt, after the story about the possible charges sparked outrage online.
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Double Good !!!
Awesome!!! I don’t see how a judge could even remotely give such an order for someone that was found guilty. That judge needs off the bench.
the 2 perps have been outed all over the internet. prosecutor tried to protect them.
So the 17-year old girl passes out drunk.
These boys are creeps.
The criminal "justice" system has taught the boys what? Be more devious and don't take pictures next time?
What has "justice" taught her? Don't pass out drunk at the next party?
Courts cannot make this spoiled milk fresh again. Ever.
Better to out these deviants now than when they’re Jerry Sandusky’s age.
Quote of the day.
Well, that is really good advice for young ladies.
Another example of good advice. Teach boys not to rape. It used to be this sort of stuff didn’t have to be discussed.
This teaching may be necessary today, but oddly enough I don't recall my parents ever teaching it to me.
Taken for granted and never crossed my mind. Any more than they'd have felt they needed to teach me not to beat up young children.
No order was given - the attackers' lawyer made a motion, now withdrawn.
Whatever the case is, it backfired in a huge way on the defense. Had they not filed the motion regarding the tweet these two would have only gotten the local attention that was going to happen anyway. Now it's gone viral and they are all over the internet. Epic fail.
I had sisters. I was taught to respect women. I have only a daughter, but I taught her to demand respect.
I read the article and saw this as well. Alcohol abuse is stupid. One cannot defend herself if she is unconscious. I hope she learns from this unfortunate episode. She could have been abused far worse.
“The boys have yet to be sentenced for the August 2011 attack.”
And there’s the rub. Dollars to donuts the boys will walk because the judge will be getting “revenge” for ignoring the command of the court.
As of last night, searching for Austin Zehnder and Frey got under 700 hits. Now it's close to six thousand. The lawyers tried to purge the pictures from the Internet, but now their pics have been replicated internationally.
They are famous. Google either name and you get page after page of blog entries about their raping this girl. Everybody who has ever known them probably knows about it by now. Including every admissions officer at every college they've applied to.
At this point, it doesn't matter if they walk. When you google their names, the first several pages are about the rape. Every college admissions officer and every employer who googles their names from now on will see that they pleaded guilty. Who would want the potential liability associated with hiring them? Who would want them on their campus? They can forget about the comfortable middle-class life their parents had planned out for them.
Ah, but they did teach it to you. Respect for other people was trickle-irrigated into you without your even being aware of it.
Don't report crimes to the authorities.
If she had simply twitted the accusation of rape with their pictures. printed up a couple of thousand flyers and stuck them up all over town she would have been free of court penalties.
Oh they might have sued her if they wanted even more publicity'
1. We don’t know whether the girl passed out drunk or was drugged, just that the boys raped her while she was unconscious after she passed out.
2. The boys are rapists, not just creeps (by their own admission, when they plead guilty to rape).
3. The criminal justice system in combination with her Facebook page and a few brave media sources have publicly marked these rapists as rapists, which may help to protect the next girl who would otherwise drink a beer, half a beer, or a soda provided by one of these predators.
4. Justice has taught her that the government will not take care of her, but that she can act on her own and make the outcome a little better (perhaps a lot better) than if she left it in an incompetent judge’s hands.
5. There are a lot of things that courts cannot do, but acting for yourself can fix many of them. In general, going by experience with close friends who have been victims, a rape victim is much more fragile than another girl. If the victim is able to defend herself, injure or kill the rapist even after the fact, or publicly strike back in a manner that helps to restore her faith in her own ability to protect herself, that fragility will be MUCH less of a problem. I don’t know how fresh/spoiled this victim is in your eyes, but to me she looks like a girl who will come out of a nightmare stronger than she went in.
You're right - and that's not just a guess. They were already going to walk under the plea deal. The victim had nothing to lose. I'm cheering for her - any girl who let a pair of rapists get away like that despite photographic evidence would never recover. She got a whole lot closer to justice with her actions, and I am happy that she was able to do that much.
That would have been a felony, carrying more jail time than she was threatened with and accomplishing no more than trying to follow the law. She was 17. Their pictures that they shared so proudly with friends were illegal child pornography. There are other options, but I'll leave those to the imagination of responsible parents and siblings of rape victims.
A Restraining Order was issued by the Court and the Order was probably unlawful as it tried to deny the victims Constitutional right of free speech.
We grew up in an America that had a taboo structure. That taboo structure varied from reagion to region, but it acted as unspoken agreement of what would be tolerated and not tolerated. Of course such a taboo structure is a prime target for the progressives who use tolerance and political correctness to cow a culture, so they must corrode and destroy the taboo structure in order to insert their twisted godless ‘correctness’.
411.045 Defenses allowed in action for libel or slanderShe doesn;t have a such clear defence against violalting a court order
In the actions for libel or slander, the defendant may state the truth of the alleged libel or slander, and any mitigating circumstances; and, whether he prove the justification or not, he may prove the mitigating circumstances to reduce the amount of damages.
I rather like her defense for violating a court order. "The law is an ass"
- Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist, spoken by Mr. Bumble
They are taught if the have connections then it’s okay.
Every society has taboos. Political correctness is simply a different set of taboos.
Every restraining order restricts free speech, yet they're issued all the time. (Which is not to say that this particular order was the best decision.)
Yes, to parties. The victim is not a party to the litigation.
The order against her is no different than if the Judge ordered you not to talk about the case.