Mom: Teen kills herself after rape, bullying - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Mom: Teen kills herself after rape, bullying

Posted:
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) -

A Canadian mother says her daughter hanged herself after she never recovered from an alleged rape by four teenage boys that left her deeply depressed and bullied in her community.

   Leah Parsons said Tuesday she took her 17-year-old daughter, Rehtaeh, off life-support Sunday after she hanged herself last week.

 She says one boy took a photo of the alleged assault in 2011, and her daughter was subjected to bullying after it went viral.

   Parsons is dissatisfied that police concluded there were no grounds to charge the four boys.

   RCMP Cpl. Scott MacRae says there was insufficient evidence to proceed with charges.

Nova Scotia Justice Minister Ross Landry says he has no plans to review the case because he has no reason to doubt the integrity of the police investigation.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.