Rehtaeh Parsons was 17 when she committed suicide after a photo of her allegedly being sexually assaulted was circulated. Photo via Facebook. A group of teenage boys in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia will stand trial this week for allegedly creating a "sexting ring" through which they shared nude images of their female peers using a Dropbox account. Two year-olds and four year-olds have been charged with distributing intimate images without consent and possession and distribution of child pornography and will be heading to youth criminal court Wednesday. The boys, arrested following a month investigation that involved the RCMP and the FBI, are accused of circulating pictures of 20 teenage girls without consent.
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Rehtaeh Parsons. If a person poses nude for a photograph and wishes for it to be shared with the world, I stand behind their right to do so. There is more than enough sexually explicit imagery of consenting people available on the internet. So many sites that allow users to upload revenge porn content are hosted and governed in other countries over which we have no control. Even if we were to introduce legislation of this nature, it is, admittedly, only a partial solution. It would not alleviate the humiliation and suffering of those whose photos and videos are shared against their will. A more holistic solution to revenge porn might include legislative, technological, educational and cultural responses: From lessons for parents to in-class lessons at public schools. All will be necessary if we hope to attack this problem at its root.
We owe it to Rehtaeh Parsons to stop revenge porn
Six male teenagers in Nova Scotia pleaded guilty Wednesday to sharing intimate images of high school girls without their consent, concluding one of Canada's largest prosecutions involving a relatively untested but high-profile law. The six were charged in July after police in Bridgewater, N. At the time the charges were laid, four of the accused -- all students at Bridgewater High School -- were 15 years old and the other two were However, all were under 18 when the offences were committed, which means their identities are protected from publication under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
They were handed conditional charges after admitting to exchanging intimate images of at least 20 girls without their consent. Lawyer David Fraser challenged the Cyber-safety Act, arguing it was too broad and an 'unreasonable' infringement of freedom of expression rights. Murray Segal, a former chief prosecutor, conducted the review, which found, 'The decision not to lay charges of sexual assault was understandable'. Why were military police sent after the serviceman who edited Rehtaeh Parsons' Wikipedia page? Military police say the investigation is continuing and they refused to make any statement about the identity of the arrested man. The sexually graphic picture, shared throughout a N. The young man pleaded guilty in November to distributing a sexually graphic image of Parsons, who was 15 years old at the time. She committed suicide in April