10:46 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 04/12/2013 09:30AM
Three California teen boys have been arrested and charged with the alleged sexual assault of their classmate while she was intoxicated and passed out at a house party.
Audrie Pott, 15, whom police have named publicly at the wishes of her family, later committed suicide by hanging herself after photos of the attack were posted online, in a case similar to the teenage sexual assault of a high school student in Steubenville, Ohio, last year. A judge found two boys in that case guilty.
Originally posted 04/11/2013 03:10PM
Rehtaeh Parsons, her father says, "wasn't bullied to death" by those who branded her a slut after she allegedly was raped.
"She was," Glen Canning says, "disappointed to death."
Compounding the tragic tale of the 17-year-old Canadian girl who hanged herself 18 months after the alleged attack by teens who were never charged, her father has stepped forward to tell of the sweetness that once emanated from his daughter.
Rehtaeh, who was taken off life support this week, "was always looking out for people or animals that needed help," Canning posted on his blog Thursday. "Sometimes her heart was too big, sometimes it scared me."
The alleged attack on Parsons and what followed had been likened to the Steubenville, Ohio, case involving two athletes and the rape of a 16-year-old. One of the boys in Canada allegedly took a photo of the assault on Parsons and "it quickly went viral," claimed the girl's mother, Leah Parsons. Rehtaeh was branded a "slut" and subjected her to bullying.
Originally posted 04/10/2013 06:00PM
Is it Steubenville all over again, only with an even more tragic outcome?
Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old Canadian girl, was taken off life support this week after hanging herself, nearly 18 months after she was allegedly raped by four boys who were never charged.
One of the boys allegedly took a photo of the assault and "it quickly went viral," the girl's mother claims in a heart-wrenching Facebook post, branding Rehtaeh a "slut" and subjecting her to bullying.
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