In an update on his review, Murray Segal says he has met with members of the province's Public Prosecution Service, Parsons's family and police and all have been forthcoming.
The provincial government ordered the review in August 2013 but it was delayed until legal proceedings involving two men charged in Parsons's case concluded.
Police charged the men with child pornography offences just four days before Segal was appointed to lead the review.
A 20-year-old man pleaded guilty last November to distributing a sexually graphic image of Parsons, who was 15 years old at the time of the offence.
Another 20-year-old man pleaded guilty to making child pornography by taking a photo of the accused having sex with Parsons, who was taken off life-support after attempting suicide in 2013.
Both men were youths at the time of the offence and were charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Neither spent 5 minutes in jail. A young life tortured and destroyed and there was no penalty for anyone.
Parsons's family alleged she was sexually assaulted in November 2011 and bullied for months after a digital photo of the alleged assault was passed around her school.
Police said they looked into the allegations of sexual assault and an inappropriate photo, but concluded there weren't enough grounds to lay charges after consulting with the prosecution service.
The photo allegedly shows Rehtaeh leaning out a window vomiting and one of the two pathetic boys helping himself to her and doing a thumbs-up for the camera. The police and prosecutor decided that did not constitute rape as she might have consented - presumably, between vomits, she turned to the boy and said, "help yourself, it sounds like so much fun!"
The child pornography charges were laid after Parsons died and there was a national outcry for some semblance of justice.
In another development...
|Glen Canning, father of Rehtaeh Parsons, says police arrested a member of the |
military for using a computer at a Nova Scotia Canadian Forces base
to edit the Wikipedia entry about the girl's death.
The father of one of the men who pleaded guilty in the Rehtaeh Parsons case was arrested for allegedly using a computer at a Nova Scotia Canadian Forces base to make inappropriate web comments, and edit the Wikipedia entry about the girl's death, according to her father.
Glen Canning says he was contacted by a Halifax military police officer Wednesday morning.
Wikipedia's revision history shows more than a dozen changes were made to its page about Rehtaeh. A quote attributed to Canning was changed to make it appear as though he said his daughter had consensual sex with two boys who were later convicted of child pornography.
The Department of National Defence said an individual was arrested Tuesday at CFB Shearwater, and questioned following a complaint about someone making inappropriate comments online.
The department wouldn't confirm the connection to the Rehtaeh case. They have said they are investigating allegations her Wikipedia page was altered from a DND IP address.
No charges were laid and the man was released. Where have I heard that before?