Rehtaeh Parsons — rest in peace

A  17-year-old Nova Scotia girl  who hanged herself after allegedly being raped at  a teenage gathering was taken off life support on Sunday.Rehtaeh

When Rehtaeh was 15, she went with a friend to a small gathering with other teenagers and started drinking vodka,”  says the CBC.

It quotes her mother as saying,  “Rehtaeh only remembered bits and pieces of the night, but does remember throwing up out a window.

“While one of the guys was allegedly having sex with her another yelled, ‘Take a picture, take a picture.’

“That picture began to circulate in her school and community three days later,” she said .

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Parsons said after a year of investigating, police told her it was a “he said she said” case and there was not enough evidence to lay charges.

RCMP confirm they investigated the allegations and consulted with the Crown, and it was determined there was not enough evidence to proceed.

“We have to deal in facts and not rumours,” said RCMP Cpl. Scott MacRae.

“We may not be able to go down certain roads because of the tragic circumstance.

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2 thoughts on “Rehtaeh Parsons — rest in peace

  1. Can anyone explain to me why people take such joy in harassing rape victims even beyond the grave? No wonder so many victims stay silent. People where are your hearts. Please stand up for the victims by speaking up when you know this is happening to someone. Shame the shamefull human beings that see this kind of behavior as some kind of game. Rape is real. It destroys so many lives. Please do not make excuses for this inhuman act.

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