LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Louisville teenager will have the opportunity to confront the two teenage boys who sexually assaulted her and express her thoughts to a judge about the court's handling of the case at a sentencing hearing.
District Judge Angela McCormick Bisig will allow 17-year-old Savannah Dietrich to speak Friday at the sentencing of the pair that pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting her in August 2011. The case initially gained public attention when Dietrich turned to Twitter and sent out details of her case to show frustration with the plea deal.
In interviews with police in February, the two boys said they assaulted Dietrich because "we thought it would be funny, but it wasn't."
Bisig has rejected Dietrich's efforts to have the prosecutor removed from the case based on allegations of bias.
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