Savannah Dietrich, a name I’m sure you’ve probably not heard, but hopefully after this you will not only remember it but you’ll be as fired up as I am and do what ever is needed to support this extremely brave young lady. In August of 2011 Savannah attended a party where she drank too much and passed out. Yes, she was only 16 at the time, but honestly, how many of us drank something at 16? I know I did, I mean hell I did more then just drink. After she passed out 2 boys sexually assaulted her and if that wasn’t bad enough, they took pictures of the assault. It wasn’t until months later that she learned of the pictures. Could you imagine the hell you would go through knowing that because you did something you shouldn’t have such as drinking that it would lead to rape and then the humiliation of photo’s being shown all over, not knowing who saw them?
As if that humiliation wasn’t enough this poor girl learned just minutes before they boys pleaded guilty to first degree sexual abuse and misdemeanor voyeurism that they plea bargained for a softer punishment. Although Savannah could not discuss the details of their punishment she was quoted as saying “It’s like they got a slap on the wrist”.
Because she was so hurt and felt like the boys had got away with their crimes she decided to do something amazing. She posted the names of her assailants on Twitter for the world to see. She tweeted “They got off very easy … and they tell me to be quiet, just silencing me at the end,” Afterwards she posted “They said I can’t talk about it or I’ll be locked up. ….Protect rapist is more important than getting justice for the victim in Louisville.”
Because she posted their names after Judge Dee McDonald admonished everyone at the hearing to not speak about what happened in court or about the crime she is now facing charges. WTF??? How is it legal for a judge to tell anyone to not talk about what happened to them? Now the victim gets to be victimized again, only this time by the law that’s supposed to be protecting her! I feel all rapists who are convicted should be branded with a big R somewhere visible on their body! I’m not talking about a tattoo, no I’m talking about a cattle branding iron that’s red hot from the fire and push that bitch right into their skin! Maybe right there on the side of their neck, hell right on the face! And then give them NO ointment to help it heal, let them get sick. This poor girl now faces up to 180 days in jail and a $500 fine while these pricks get off with a slap on the wrist. I hope some of her guy friends find these two and BEAT THE HOLY FREAKING CRAP OUT THEM.. OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
As a survivor I have to say I have the utmost respect for her. I pray that she heals and grows from all of this and that her life gives her amazing blessings from here on out! God Bless you Savannah.