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A teenager who violated a court order when she tweeted the names of two boys who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting her will not face punishment after attorneys for the the attackers dropped a motion for a contempt charge against her on Monday.
Savannah Dietrich, now 17, was frustrated by the plea deal granted to her attackers in juvenile court, which included an order not to speak about the case. According to the Associated Press, Dietrich tweeted her dissatisfaction with the deal, including the names of the two boys.
Dietrich was assaulted at a party last summer. Her attackers took pictures of the assault and sent them to friends. In her Twitter response to the court's decision—which Slate's XX Factor has written about in more detail here—Dietrich said, “if reporting a rape only got me to the point that I'm not allowed to talk about it, then I regret it." She potentially faced a $500 fine and 180 days in jail for outing her assailants.
Dietrich waived confidentiality and gave an interview to the Louisville Courier-Journal. While she wasn't able to talk about the case in detail, the paper reported that the two boys face sentencing next month. They were charged with first-degree sexual abuse, and misdemeanor voyeurism.