LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Thanks to a rare order from a juvenile judge, we're getting a look for the first time at the controversy surrounding the Savannah Dietrich case, including the tweets that got her in trouble.
While Dietrich tweeted that the courts were protecting her rapists, the prosecutor in the case says at no point did she ever allege it was a rape.
The two teens in the case are charged with sexual abuse and voyeurism. The court documents reveal that Dietrich was unconscious when they undressed her and sexually abused her while taking pictures back in August 2011. Dietrich stated that when she woke up, she was sore, wasn't wearing any underwear and her bra was shifted. She said she was unsure of what happened until she got wind of the pictures the teens took.
Dietrich said she tried to control the situation by asking them to stop showing the photographs that were on their cell phones, but said the efforts were fruitless. That's when she filed a police report 3 months later.
The two teens were arraigned in March. By last month, Dietrich said the boys were offered a plea deal without her knowledge. That's when she took to Twitter and was charged with contempt, which was eventually dropped. Court documents show the judge said not to talk about the case, but there was no order written, so the charges were pursued.
Attorneys for Dietrich are trying to get the prosecutor removed from the case. The court documents show that the boys who were charged went to Trinity High School. Her attorney Thomas Clay claimed that not only did prosecutor Paul Richwalsky graduate from Trinity, but has also made significant donations to the school. The documents also claim Richwalsky is an active supporter of the school's sports teams, teams on which the teens charged, played.
The court documents also show the boys were allowed to be on house arrest after being charged and given permission to still participate in those sports as well as search for jobs and go on college visits. Richwalsky told the court he believed the Dietrichs were having credibility issues with his office and the judge. He asked that the boys not be treated any different than any other child.
Dietrich's public defender, who says she's worked in the juvenile system for seven years said the deal the boys in Dietrich's case are getting is not typical, though the judge told Dietrich the plea deal was common.
Dietrich's mother was also called out in the court documents. Attorneys for the boys say she called Trinity and told Trinity who they were, what they were charged with and that they should be kicked out of school.