Canadians were riveted last year by the shocking story of a 15-year-old Nova Scotia girl tormented into a suicide attempt after a photo of another teen having sex with her at a drunken party in 2011 circulated on social media.
Her name became synonymous with cyberbullying. But now thanks to a law some consider increasingly absurd, we’re asked to forget her name, at least in relation to what happened to her.
She later died in hospital when she was taken off life support. The boy involved was not charged – there was some question of whether the sex was consensual.
Outrage focused on the fact that photo, which showed her vomiting out the window, was taken and shared. Police did not investigate initially. But this year, perhaps helped by public pressure, two boys were charged with making and distributing child pornography.
One young man, now 20, pleaded guilty in September to taking the photo and sending it to a friend, who later sent it to others.
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