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Rehtaeh Parsons died by suicide April 7, at the young age of seventeen years who she would become – she was sexually assaulted then socially assassinated. She was raped that night and a photo was taken of one of her assaults. Nova Scotia teenager Rehtaeh Parsons died five years ago Saturday. In the 5 years since her tragic death, the image of the alleged rape of the it was a reasonable decision not to lay sexual assault charges, in part due to. The girl in the photo, Rehtaeh Parsons, faced vicious slut-shaming and when it should have been done and why no sexual assault charges.
Rehtaeh Parsons died by suicide April 7, at the young age of seventeen years who she would become – she was sexually assaulted then socially assassinated. She was raped that night and a photo was taken of one of her assaults. The sexually graphic picture, shared throughout a N.S. school, And this was how the notorious picture of Rehtaeh Parsons not a sexual assault” and said “I never played a part in the bullying [of Rehtaeh], nor would I.”. took a life-ruining photo of an infamous Nova Scotian sexual assault a sexually-explicit photo of thenyear-old Rehtaeh Parsons (who.
The boy was then just 16 himself. In an exclusive interview this week with Postmedia, the boy in the picture, flanked by his parents, sat down parsons talk for the first rehtaeh about what parons that night. Now assau,t photo, the boy had sent the picture, on two different occasions about two weeks apart, to two friends.
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The man who snapped the photo, the same man who was allowed to walk free yesterday, was 17 at the time. He sent it to his friend, and it quickly spread throughout the girl's high school.
Her peers relentlessly harassed and slut-shamed her; and even though she told police the photo was visual proof of her being raped, they wouldn't lay charges.
Struggling with depression, she locked herself in a bathroom and attempted suicide. Her parents took her off life support three days later, on April 7, She was 17 when she died. It wasn't until August , after massive public backlash, that police charged the man who took the photo that ruined her life.
Outside the courthouse after his sentencing, Parsons' father told reporters that justice won't be served until the rape allegations are fully investigated. When he heard the attorneys and judge describing his daughter vomiting in the photo while a man penetrated her, he wondered why no one was ever charged with her rape.
What are we supposed to think sitting there listening to that? He questioned why the Crown laid the "easy" child pornography charges rather than charges of sexual assault. While the man who took the infamous photo of Parsons has now gone through the legal system, the man who actually assaulted her that night has not.
There's no sentence that would be good enough or strong enough to ever reflect what this did to my daughter. There just won't be. Rehtaeh Parsons died by suicide April 7, at the young age of seventeen years old preceded by seventeen months of struggle.
At a time when Rehtaeh was putting together the bricks and mortar of who she would become — she was sexually assaulted then socially assassinated. One night changed her life and destiny forever. She was never the same again. Rehtaeh began high school in September when she was fifteen years old. She was in high school for a couple months when she and her new friend went over to a home where two males lived.
Someone decided to get vodka- two more males came over to the home for a total of two females and four males. Alcohol was consumed by all present. The incident was photographed and the photo became widespread in Parsons' school and town in three days.
Afterwards, many in school called Parsons a " slut " and she received text messages and Facebook messages from people requesting to have sex with her. The alleged rape went unreported for several days until Parsons broke down and told her family, who contacted an emergency health team and the police. According to an RCMP report, in March , six boys, including some of Parsons' accused rapists, had an angry argument with three other boys. One of the three boys, who was a friend of Parsons, was stabbed and treated for a "non-life-threatening injury".
A year following the alleged rape, the RCMP concluded an investigation stating, "[an] investigation into an earlier sexual assault was completed, and in consultation with the Crown , there was insufficient evidence to lay charges". Following the suicide, the RCMP announced they were reviewing the case. In September , one of the boys, by then 20, pleaded guilty to a charge of making child pornography in relation to the photo of Parsons.
Also in November , the second person charged, then 19, pleaded guilty to a charge of distributing child pornography, in relation to the photo of himself and Parsons. On June 14, , the page report of Penny Milton and Debra Pepler , two education experts from Ontario, was released.
Significantly, the authors recommended an external review of the IWK Health Centre , the Halifax hospital where she was a patient for five weeks after she had a breakdown and became suicidal. The authors met with people, including school board staff, Ministerial staff, school staff, youth, police, health-care workers and others.
The report traced Parson's history through the school system. It recommended that the Halifax Regional School Board clarify the transfer approval process between schools, in order to stamp out any inconsistencies between policy and practices. The Parsons case also prompted an external inquiry into the conduct of the Crown Prosecutor's office.
This inquiry, which was requested by the Dexter government in August and released on October 8, , during the government of Stephen McNeil , was performed by Murray Segal, a former chief prosecutor in Ontario. This attempt was apparently thwarted by school authorities. Other recommendations include that: . Segal made it clear that Parsons' complaint of sexual assault and cyberbullying was mishandled, and as early as one day later there were calls to implement his recommendations.
You need to have a number of people holding [the government] to account and seeing what's actually done", said Dalhousie law professor Wayne MacKay. Following the suicide, Rehtaeh Parsons's mother, Leah Parsons, went public with the story and started a memorial Facebook page  called "Angel Rehtaeh.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper commented on the case, saying he was "sickened" by the story and that the online bullying was "simply criminal activity. There are reports that members of the hacker group Anonymous involved itself in tracing the alleged perpetrators of the incidents Parsons suffered. Parsons' suicide and the circumstances surrounding it have been compared to those of British Columbian Amanda Todd   and with Audrie Pott , a fifteen-year-old girl from Saratoga, California , United States, and appear to show highly similar characteristics.
New laws are being considered after these events. After her suicide, posters appeared locally in support of the boys who allegedly attacked Parsons. The RCMP expressed concern that the posters might lead to vigilantism, although they did not name the accused. On April 26, , Christie Blatchford wrote in the National Post that a problem in the case was that one of Parsons' friends claimed Parsons was "flirtatious" on the night the photo was taken, was seen laughing in bed with two boys and also there were "accounts from Rehtaeh herself and independent evidence, including retrieved online messages, that supported the suggestion the sex that took place was consensual.
That is not called consensual sex. That is called rape.