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Case of teens charged with child porn after Rehtaeh Parsons' death due in court

Leah Parsons and partner Jason Barnes attend a protest in Halifax on Sunday, April 14, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
December 05, 2013 - 1:00 AM

HALIFAX - The case of two teenagers facing child pornography charges after the death of Rehtaeh Parsons is due in Halifax court today.

Both teens are charged with distributing child pornography, while one of the teens also faces a charge of making child pornography.

They cannot be named because they were under the age of 18 at the time of the alleged offences.

Both are charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Parsons was taken off life-support following a suicide attempt last April that her family says was prompted by relentless bullying.

They say the 17-year-old girl was tormented after a digital photograph of her allegedly being sexually assaulted in November 2011 was spread around her school.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
The Canadian Press

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