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Aug 28, 2012 2:23 PM

Louisville Judge Opens Files In Juvenile Case

LOUISVILLE (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, 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.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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