A Kentucky teenager is facing contempt of court charges for tweeting the names of the two teens who pled guilty to sexually assaulting her, in a case that inspires questions about the uses of social media in the legal system. Seventeen-year-old Savanna Dietrich tweeted the names of the boys in response to the frustration she felt over her attackers plea bargain. Now, Dietrich could face an $US500 ($A481) fine and up to 180 days in jail for the act if she is found guilty of being in contempt of the court.
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