2 charged in deadly Canada cyberbullying case

Aug 9, 2013 - by - 0 Comments

Aug. 9, 2013 Associated Press

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia  — Two young men were arrested in the cyberbullying case of a 17-year-old Canadian girl who killed herself after a photo of her allegedly being sexually assaulted circulated online. They were charged with distributing child pornography almost two years after the alleged assault.

Rehtaeh Parsons, who died after being removed from life support following a suicide attempt in April, led to an outcry across North America. Police initially concluded there were no grounds to charge anyone after a yearlong investigation.

Her mother said a boy took a photo of the alleged assault in November 2011 and that her daughter was bullied for months after it went viral.

On Thursday, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Chief Supt. Roland Wells said one man, 18, was charged with two counts of distributing child pornography and the second man, also 18, was charged with making child pornography and distributing it. Wells said the two are not being identified because they were minors when the alleged crimes occurred. Read More

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