A reader left the names of the two teenage beasts who raped (the court prefers “sexually assaulted”) 17-year-old Savannah Dietrich on my first blog post about her dilemma. She Tweeted the names, Austin Zehnder and Will Frey, and put the photos on her Facebook page. I’ve looked for news sources confirming the names. I’ve found numerous blog posts naming these two ‘boys,’ but so far, Judge DeeDee MacDonald or Dee MacDonald has muzzled the press. But then there is this video below, with two young rising stars (or maybe they are already stars and I just don’t know it) who are very good at what they do. They have told Savannah’s story, and so I’m putting it up.
If you don’t know the details of the assault, read it here, and keep in mind that Ms Dietrich has said “I’m not protecting anyone that made my life a living hell.”
Austin Zehnder and Will Frey’s attorneys were so cute about this. After their ‘boys’ entered a guilty plea, they convinced Judge MacDonald to place the victim, Savannah Dietrich, under a gag order. She was not to talk about what happened to her, even though the ‘boys’ said they were guilty.
She talked, but did not give details of the violence, but she named her assailants. Did I mention that even without the guilty plea, there is no doubt the ‘boys’ are monsters (you might be thinking that they thought their sentences would be lighter because they admitted guilt…but no!) because they took photos and shared them with…well, we’re not sure who they shared with them with, other than with those who attended school with Savannah.
Savannah has had every right taken from her and was facing contempt of court charges, as you’ll see in the video, but those charges were dropped yesterday, Monday July 23, 2012 – no doubt due to public outrage.
On Monday, attorneys for the boys dropped their motion to charge her with contempt. David Mejia, an attorney for one of the boys, said the decision to withdraw the motion had nothing to do with public sentiment and online attention to the case.
He said the purpose of the motion had been to enforce the law that protects juveniles and their actions from disclosure.
“The horse is out of the barn,” he said. “Nothing is bringing it back.”
That horse galloped out of the barn because Savannah Dietrich had the courage to defend herself against tyranny and acts that have changed her life forever.
The video from Source Fed is excellent. Please grab it for your blog. Google the names Austin Zehnder and Will Frey and you will find that they are LaCrosse players at Trinity High School in or around the Louisiville, Kentucky area. Have these two cretins been kicked off the team? I don’t know, but I did find a description of how the school and the team feel about the rapists. The report is not dated, so this could have been before the conviction (I removed the name of another team member):
The Fall Bats will face off at the Fall Lacrosse Invitational (cottlelacrosse.com) where they will meet some of the best club teams in the nation…
Speed, grit, and tenacity at midfield will sure to draw attention with… Austin Zehnder, and Will Frey. Source Bluegrass Bats LaCrosse Team
Perhaps the above report is from Fall of 2011 or earlier. I also noted that Frey DID NOT make the UnderArmour All American. Here’s hoping the school takes action against these perverts.
If the video disappears or does not play, view it here.
Austin Zehnder and Will Frey – Savannah Dietrich’s ‘Sexual’ Assaulters and “Voyeurs” (video)