Earlier today, two young men were arrested by the RCMP for their roles in the assault and subsequent cyber-bullying and suicide of Halifax teen, Rehtaeh Parsons. CSSN’s Dave Fraser sat down with CTV News this afternoon to discuss the implications of these arrests and what’s next where the law and cyberbullying are concerned.
You can view the full interview HERE.
The Parsons family alleges that Rehtaeh was sexually assaulted at a party when she was just 15 years old. A cellphone photo began to circulate at her school and eventually online. Authorities were contacted but the origins of the photo were deemed to be untraceable.
Rehtaeh was taken off of life support in April of this year after she attempted suicide. Her alleged assault took place in November 2011.