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Petitioning Jefferson District Court
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Jefferson District Court

Stop sentencing of assault victim Savannah Dietrich

17 year old Savannah Dietrich faces jail time after tweeting the names of her sexual abusers when she learned their charges for the assault were too lenient in her opinion. In August 2011, she was assaulted while passed out drunk at a party. Pictures were taken of the act and shared. Dietrich is being held in contempt, though her attorneys argue she has a right to the First Amendment. A charge could carry a $500 fine and 180 days in jail. The idea of an individual who has been sexually assaulted to be blamed for actions done against them is disgusting and completely unacceptable, appalling anytime especially in 2012. Savannah, and any other person who has suffered this against them, should not be threatened with prison to keep their mouths shut.


Letter to
Jefferson District Court
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Savannah Dietrich.

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Stop victims of sexual assault from being threatened to keep them quiet.

17 year old Savannah Dietrich faces jail time after tweeting the names of her sexual abusers when she learned their charges for the assault were too lenient in her opinion. In August 2011, she was assaulted while passed out drunk at a party. Pictures were taken of the act and shared. Dietrich is being held in contempt, though her attorneys argue she has a right to the First Amendment. A charge could carry a $500 fine and 180 days in jail. The idea of an individual who has been sexually assaulted to be blamed for actions done against them is disgusting and completely unacceptable, appalling anytime especially in 2012. Savannah, and any other person who has suffered this against them, should not be threatened with prison to keep their mouths shut.
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Sincerely,