Jefferson Judge Opens Files In Juvenile Case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A judge in Louisville has decided to open files in a juvenile case that led to a teenager who was sexually assaulted being accused of contempt for tweeting information about the case.

Jefferson County Chief District Judge Angela McCormick Bisig ruled Tuesday that the "antiseptic of the truth and openness" would benefit everyone involved. The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/OqYDCy ), which asked that the case be opened, says Bisig noted that teenager Savannah Dietrich and her family want the case opened and the prosecutor didn't object.

But Bisig also noted that the two boys who pleaded guilty were 16 at the time of the assault, had no criminal history and asked that the case remain confidential.

The defendants' attorneys asked that Dietrich be held in contempt after she tweeted the boys' names.


WBKO.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 167742275