Facebook Photos Lead to Arrests in Gang Rape at Party
Canadian police bust teen who may face child porn charges
By M. Morris, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2010 3:37 PM CDT
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(Newser) – After Facebook photos of a brutal gang rape at a party went viral, police have made two arrests and are calling for a halt to the sharing of the images, which have been "spreading like wildfire," the lead investigator tells the Vancouver Sun. "The very public discussion about this victim and the taking and subsequent sharing of photos depicting this rape is disgusting, morally corrupt and criminal, " she said. "Those photos are child pornography."

Police say a 16-year-old girl was raped at a massive rave where she got separated from her friends. Facebook photos and YouTube video were posted within hours and quickly taken down after they had already begun spreading. A 16-year-old boy and 18-year-old man have been arrested but have not yet been charged, and investigators are pursuing three to five additional suspects.

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jg26
Sep 19, 2010 1:52 PM CDT
this is a reflection of our society .... kids raping kids ..where are the parents of all of these teenagers ? How does a 16 and 18 yr old boy get it in thier heads to go to party and brutally gang bang a another 16 yr old and post it everywhere ? what the hell is going ?
Vagabonde
Sep 18, 2010 8:59 PM CDT
Though we seem to be seeing the beginnings of a society of self-control in which we’ll continuously help police ourselves by detailing our activities in public social feeds (likely soon to be mandatory), why doesn’t the knowledge of being watched stop the more criminal minded among us from doing what they’ve always done? http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2010/09/facebook-photos-lead-to-arrests-in-canadian-gang-rape-party/
DontLikeYou___
Sep 18, 2010 3:04 PM CDT
Sad about this poor girl. So many stupid people in the world. So many.