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Teen’s Sexual Assault Captured on Video, Shared on Social Media: Police

July 19, 2019 9:16 AM | News

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

RCMP have laid charges after a female youth in northern Manitoba was recorded being sexually assaulted and the video then shared on social media.

Police began investigating on Wednesday and arrested a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man.

Both suspects have been charged with sexual assault, forcible confinement, and possession of child pornography.

The 18-year-old has also been charged with distributing child pornography, and publishing child pornography.

“We believe the video continues to be circulating on social media and possibly between individuals via text,” said Corporal Laura Ledrew of the Manitoba RCMP.

“Our investigators are determined to track down and lay charges against anyone who further distributes the video. If you do receive the video or are in possession of it, you need to report it to your local police immediately.”

RCMP won’t be releasing further details in an effort to protect the identity of the victim.


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