“So many of my rights have been taken away by these boys,” said Dietrich, who waived confidentiality in her case to speak to The Courier-Journal. Her parents also gave their written permission for her to speak with the newspaper.
“I’m at the point, that if I have to go to jail for my rights, I will do it,” she said. “If they really feel it’s necessary to throw me in jail for talking about what happened to me … as opposed to throwing these boys in jail for what they did to me, then I don’t understand justice.”
Sexual Assault Victim Faces Jail Time for Naming Her Assailants. This is absolutely maddening. This survivor feels that the sanctions meted to her assailants for her sexual assault, as well as taking photographs and circulating them, was not harsh enough, and I absolutely agree. I think it’s well within her rights to find justice through other means outside of the criminal legal system. She should not be facing any sort of repercussions for making public the name of the people who have committed a crime against her, as not only will she have to deal with this for a very long time in her life, they will as well.
(This article was brought to my attention by ProFeministBro, a very cool person. Follow him too, if you please)