Teens due in court in Rehtaeh Parsons case

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The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Two Halifax teenagers are due in youth court today on child pornography charges related to the Rehtaeh Parsons case.

Rehtaeh Parsons is shown in a handout photo from the Facebook tribute page "Angel Rehtaeh."

One 18-year-old man faces two counts of distributing child pornography, while another 18-year-old man is charged with distributing and making child pornography.

Police announced the arrests in the high-profile case last week.

The names of the teens cannot be released because they were under the age of 18 at the time of the alleged offences.

Parsons was taken off life-support following a suicide attempt in April in what her family says was prompted by months of bullying.

They say Parsons was tormented after a digital photograph of her allegedly being sexually assaulted was distributed around her school.

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  • Concerned Mom
    August 15, 2013 - 18:57

    I don't understand why are they hiding the names of the accused? They are over the legal age, I understand concealing the victim's name, but unfortunately her name was not protected in this case. This case troubles me in so many ways. My thoughts and prayer to all those involved.