Rehtaeh Parsons was a victim of a vicious campaign of harassment and shaming by her classmates. Schools and police were either hopelessly ignorant or indifferent.
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After gang-rape photo goes viral, 17-year-old victim hangs herself
Rehtaeh Parsons was just 15 years old when she was allegedly raped by four boys at a friend's home in 2011. She was just 17 when she hanged herself in the bathroom of the family's home in Nova Scotia. Between those two extremes of extraordinary violence, Rehtaeh lived as a perpetual victim—of her rapists, who took a photograph of that night and made sure it spread virally among her classmates, and the Canadian Mounted Police, who never filed a single charge in the case.'
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