Two Teens in Rehtaeh Parsons Case in Court

Teens face child pornography charges.

The case of two teenagers facing child pornography charges after the death of Rehtaeh Parsons is due in Halifax court today.

    Both teens are charged with distributing child pornography, while one of the teens also faces a charge of making child pornography.

    They cannot be named because they were under the age of 18 at the time of the alleged offences.  Both are charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

    Parsons was taken off life-support following a suicide attempt last April that her family says was prompted by relentless bullying.

    They say the 17-year-old girl was tormented after a digital photograph of her allegedly being sexually assaulted in November 2011 was spread around her school.

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  1. john posted on 12/05/2013 10:46 AM
    if gully string them up .
  2. Beamer Smith posted on 12/05/2013 11:49 AM
    IF it really was Child porn.. The law states that it's not porn if it's simply nude.. to be porn it needs a sexual componant..

    I can't help but wonder if this case is just a responce to the mob wanting blood for a tragic situation?

    and how many more lives will be ruined because of this situation.

    My heart goes out to the family of the girl but that doesn't require a scorched earth responce... it just doesn't.
  3. Karl Burgin posted on 12/05/2013 12:43 PM
    They really gotta get moving on changing the laws to accommodate online crimes/offences.
    I'm still not quite convinced they should be labelled as child sex offenders though. Should be more placed under the cyber-bullying category.
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