Rehtaeh Parsons suspects case set over
Two 18-year-olds face charges connected to child pornography
Two young men were in Halifax court Thursday to face charges related to the Rehtaeh Parsons case.
The 17-year-old died in April. She was taken off of life support a few days after a suicide attempt.
The boys charged in the case are both 18, but they can't be named because they were youths at the time of the alleged offences.
One is facing two charges of distributing child pornography and another is facing charges of making and distributing child pornography.
The last time the boys appeared in court – on Aug. 15 – there were protests outside the courthouse with people carrying signs that read “Justice for Rehtaeh.”
Thursday, the teens were not in court. They were represented by their lawyers. The case was quickly adjourned until Nov. 14.
According to Parsons's parents, four boys sexually assaulted their daughter at a house party when she was 15. The Cole Harbour, N.S., teen was then said to have been mocked by classmates, enduring relentless harassment and humiliation after a digital photo of the attack was circulated at school and on social media.
Halifax police and RCMP decided to reopen the case in mid-April after her death, saying that new and credible information had been brought forward.