Rehtaeh Parsons, Canadian Teen, Kills Herself Due to Alleged Rape and Bullying

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Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year old in Nova Scotia, hanged herself last week as the result of fallout from an alleged rape in 2011.

The teenager's mother, Leah, told the CBC that four boys assaulted her daughter two years ago, even taking a photo of the incident and posting it online.

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Leah took Rehtaeh - who battled anger and depression and had been hospitalized on at least one occasion between the rape and suicide - off life support on Sunday.

After a year-long investigation, police concluded there was not sufficient evidence to pursue any charges against the culprits.

According to the CBC, countless comments were posted on a Facebook page set up in tribute to Parsons, urging someone be held accountable for this tragic death.

Nova Scotia Justice Minister Ross Landry said yesterday that he plans to meet with Leah soon to "discuss her experience with the justice system," adding that he's been reviewing details of the case and consulting with officials.

"I know that law enforcement and the public prosecution service do their best, every day, to administer and enforce the law," Landry said in a statement. "I am committed to exploring the mechanisms that exist to review the actions of all relevant authorities to ensure the system is always working to the best of its ability, in pursuit of justice."

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Will justice actually be served? or will this turn into an Kangaroo court looking for someone to blame, innocent or not? Unfortunately, the Canadian system is littered with cases like this where an innocent man was found guilty only to be released decades later, his life shattered.

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@ stu

Wow...as though DNA hasn't freed innocent people in the failed US system after how many years... Thankfully there are no death penalties anymore in Canada. Heaven knows how many innocent people were executed South of the 49th parallel.... Then again, if we make a mistake in Canada ......we do release them !!

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Justice will be served. Anonymous has confirmed the identities of two of the four alleged rapists. We are currently confirming a third and it is only a matter of time before the fourth is identified as well.

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