Canadian teen Rehtaeh Parsons commits suicide after bullying following alleged rape

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Canadian teen Rehtaeh Parsons took her own life after she was bullied after an alleged rape by four teenage boys

\A CANADIAN mother says her late daughter never recovered from an alleged rape by four teenage boys that left her deeply depressed and bullied.
Leah Parsons said she took her 17-year-old daughter, Rehtaeh, off life-support on Sunday after she attempted suicide last week.
She says one boy took a photo of the alleged assault in 2011 and her daughter was subjected to bullying after it was posted online.
Parsons is dissatisfied that police concluded there were no grounds to charge the four boys, but Police Corporal Scott MacRae says there was insufficient evidence to proceed with charges.
Nova Scotia Justice Minister Ross Landry says he has no plans to review the case because he has no reason to doubt the integrity of the police investigation.
A Facebook page has been set up in tribute to Rehtaeh’s life, featuring dozens of photos of the smiling, bespectacled brunette.
Hundreds of comments were posted on the page demanding someone be held accountable for her death.
On the Facebook page Rehtaeh’s mother wrote: “Rehtaeh is gone today because of the four boys that thought that raping a 15-year-old girl was okay, and to distribute a photo to ruin her spirit and reputation would be fun.”
Gawker reports that the bullying became so severe that the family was forced to relocate to Hallifax from their home in Cole Harbour.
“Every text, every negative thing she would read to me. It was hard. She tried and she kept trying… She was never left alone. Her friends turned against her, people harassed her, boys she didn’t know started texting her and Facebooking asking her to have sex with them since she had had sex with their friends. It just never stopped,” Leah Parsons told Gawker.

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