Probe reopened in case of teen's alleged rape
Rehtaeh Parsons, 17, struggled emotionally after she was allegedly gang-raped two years ago -- a case authorities initially didn't press charges on, but have since reopened.
April 12th, 2013
10:33 PM ET

Probe reopened in case of teen's alleged rape

Police in eastern Canada announced Friday they "are reopening the investigation involving Rehtaeh Parsons," the 17-year-old who tried to kill herself after she was allegedly gang-raped and bullied.

Rehtaeh, a high school student from Halifax, Nova Scotia, was taken off life support Sunday, three days after she attempted to hang herself.

The HRM Partners in Policing - which includes Halifax Regional Police and a locally based division of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police - said in a statement Friday it was reviewing the case "in light of new and credible information that has recently been brought forward to police."

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  1. flamespeak

    I am to understand there was a video showing the attack as the parties involved recorded it, so I fail to see why this wasn't pursued in the first place.

    If it was just her word on the matter, I can understand not looking into it further with the amazing number of false claims that occur in regards to this subject, but a simple test and video evidence is clear cut grounds for an investigation.

    April 13, 2013 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I would say that the fact she tried to kill herself tends to nullify the "he said/she said" theory.
      This poor girl. My heart goes out to her.

      April 13, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. rupert

    She should have shot and killed the DA. I would have.
    Then shot and killed as many as those boys as possible. I would have.

    April 13, 2013 at 4:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Ditto@banasy.

    April 13, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    But that was not to be@rupert.
    Most likely we would see the victim emotionally torn to pieces by the defense. Her suffering has just begun.

    April 13, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |