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Photos Of Rape Go Viral

Discussion in 'News, Politics & Debates' started by becvan, Sep 16, 2010.

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  1. becvan

    becvan Queen of the Blunt!
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    Police say they can't stop the spread of Pitt Meadows rave gang rape photos

    METRO VANCOUVER -- Ridge Meadows RCMP today Thursday they were helpless in attempting to get photographs removed from the internet of what investigators called the appalling gang rape of a 16-year-old girl by seven males at a rave early Saturday.

    "It's spreading like wildfire," said RCMP Sgt. Jennifer Hyland at a press conference.

    "We are appealing to people to stop spreading this on the internet. We are trying our best to prevent the re-victimization of this girl," she said.

    Hyland said anyone distributing the photos on Facebook or e-mail was guilty of disseminating child pornograpy.

    "I've never seen anything like it, it's absolutely disgusting."

    Photos of the alleged gang rape at the Pitt Meadows rave party began spreading on the Internet on the weekend, police say.

    Police say the photos taken of the rape shows a number of assailants and could be used to identify some of them.

    The youth who took the video and posted it on Facebook was arrested on Tuesday and is facing charges in connection with the rape and the production of child pornography.

    On Monday, Ridge Meadows RCMP Supt. Dave Walsh said the private party was "attended by a large number of youth." Police learned of the incident Sunday.

    “Since that time, our investigators have arrested one male, who is a young offender," Walsh said in a news release. "There were a number of entries on the Internet social network Facebook, which has aided our investigation. I want to publicly state that some of the Facebook comments about the sex assault victim being a willing participant are totally false. The medical and physical evidence we have point to the young girl being the victim of a sex assault."

    RCMP Insp. Derren Lench said tickets for the rave were purchased in advance.

    "This event was publicized on Facebook, and involves a number of youth in our communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows," he said.

    RCMP Insp. Derren Lench opened the news conference Thursday with the following opening statement about a rave in Pitt Meadows on Friday, Sept. 10:

    Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating complaints that stem from a RAVE that occurred on Friday September 10, 2010 on a property in Pitt Meadows. The complaints include allegations of a sexual assault on a young female by a group of individuals. It also centers around postings of photos of the sex act on the social networking site, Facebook. The photos, are child pornography, and our investigation is aimed at those aspects, as well as the sex assault.

    We already know about the party goers having to purchase tickets in advance. This event was publicized on Facebook, and involves a number of youth in our communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. On Tuesday September 14, 2010, our Serious Crimes Unit arrested a male youth for his alleged part in the sex assault, and production of child pornography. This young man has been released, and we're pursuing criminal charges against him. We also have leads on others, and are actively investigating those leads.

    It has now been brought to our attention that people are passing out the photos of the sex assault that are very graphic, and constitutes the distribution of child pornography. We are now investigating those allegations. We're appealing to the parents of the youths, or the youths themselves, who attended this RAVE to contact our office, so our investigators have a clear picture of what transpired at the event, as well as what occurred afterward.

    Police also want to alert all parents of young persons about these types of events. RAVEs are connected with the over consumption of alcoholic beverages, as well as illegal drug use. Many young people have become very ill after attending these events, and often require urgent medical attention. Incidents of 'Date Rape' drugs, such as GHB and Rohypnol, have often been alleged to have been used. 'Date Rape' drugs refer to a drug that can be used to assist in the commission of a sexual assault, such as date rape. Drugs used to facilitate rape may have sedative, hypnotic, dissociative, and/or amnesiac effects, and can be added to a food or drink without the victim's knowledge. After consuming this type of drug, they would have the outer appearance of being quite intoxicated, but conscious, when in reality the victim is not able to function normally, and quite often will pass out into a state of unconsciousness. When under the influence of this type of drug, a victim would not be able to give consent to any requests, such as consenting to have sex.

    We would like parents to be aware of these events, and to notify the police agency having jurisdiction where the RAVE is supposed to take place so we can take a proactive approach against the organizers, and better help protect our young citizens.

    Sgt. Jennifer Hyland, who is in charge of the Ridge Meadows RCMP's Serious Crimes Unit and one of the lead investigators on this file, made the following statement at the same news conference:

    I have been involved in investigating Sexual Assaults for many years. In that time I have never experienced anything like what is occurring in this investigation. The very Public discussion about this Victim and the taking and subsequent sharing of photos depicting this Rape is disgusting, morally corrupt and Criminal.

    Make no mistake, this Girl was Raped, likely drugged, and abused by numerous people. Speaking as a woman, I cannot even imagine what this young girl is going through and has to live with, it is beyond words.

    What happened after this incident and continues to happen is beyond Disgusting. These photos ARE child pornography. They have been viewed, shared, saved and re-posted numerous times. This is an offense and is so socially corrupt it is Sickening. The posting and viewing of the photos is continuing to Victimize this young girl and her family and needs to Stop.

    This was a large party attended by a significant number of people- we know there are many eye witnesses to this sexual assault. These people need to come forward and do the right thing and ensure that those who did this are held accountable for their actions. Regardless of what some people Believe they were watching- This was a Rape.

    This girl could have been anyone's sister, daughter, or friend and that's why I am appealing to anyone with information to come forward to Police.

    © Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun

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    *note from Bec.. .this is the most disgusting thing I have ever read in my whole life. Talk about triggering. I hope this poor young girl does not become a future generation of PTSD. My heart goes out to her.*
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  3. kers

    kers I'm a VIP

    That's horrible. I am glad the police are going after the photo distributor as well.
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  4. Tiger Kitten

    Tiger Kitten Well-Known Member

    I don't have words to express the emotions this gives rise to. It's disturbing on so many levels. My heart goes out to her.
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  5. Ayesha

    Ayesha Yarn and Cat Crazy.
    Moderator words, just anger. Happy the police can help her.
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  6. ComingUndone

    ComingUndone Member

    This is the reason I believe in coropral punishment. This is worse then muder, this is nothing less than torture. I cannot even begin to imagine what this girl is going through.
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  7. Moodygem

    Moodygem New Member

    So sad but I am not surprised. People get off on stuff like that and it is a sickness our society is falling into. The top selling porn DVD's are all very abusive to women. I feel for that girl and her family.
  8. Reclusive

    Reclusive I'm a VIP

    I'm glad their charging people with possession of the photos with having child pornography. Unfortunately, this is the world we live in and the strongest thing we can do is NOT participate/add to it and encourage those around us to have nothing to do with it. That poor girl... I can't even imagine. I just can't.
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  9. brat17

    brat17 I'm a VIP

    I cant even find the words to express the disgust I feel about this.
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  10. Srain

    Srain "Please don't tell me not to cry."
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  11. Sqweak

    Sqweak Well-Known Member

    This is why I don't leave my house unless I have to. This is why most of my friends are avatars because real people are vile disgusting animals with no moral center. This isn't the first time I've heard something like this last year a girl in my neighbor hood was raped behind her school on her prom night by two boys that turned into around a dozen boys and men who saw what was going on- did nothing, dropped their pants and joined in. No one called the police but the site of this girl’s gang rape congregated a crowd so large that someone who wasn't even there, heard about the crowd called the police. DISGUSTING!

  12. becvan

    becvan Queen of the Blunt!
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    The mob mentality is very frightening... it just digusts me that this has happened more than once. UCK.
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  13. njray

    njray Well-Known Member

    We can only hope all those involved are justly convicted in any part of the crime they par took in. ....... S--T Was there drugs/alcohol to partially blame? who supplied it if there was..... I would suspect if you follow the chain there somehow has to be an adult involved if so BAM that is where a bulk of the blame should go? I am not sure about the laws in canada but if there are minors involved in the USA ikes what a defense.... I hope this girl gets and has a healthy support group around her...... I looked at some follow up stuff and I must say I am not sure about the immediate family so I do hole the community has what it takes to help her in the recovery process.
  14. The Albatross

    The Albatross Product of decisions rather than circumstances
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    I really hope this family has access to a victim's advocate. Things like this happen, my rational mind knows for every one that is reported, there are others that are not. I hate that.
  15. Simply Simon

    Simply Simon Fathom the Power

    Anger anger anger disgust. I can only help that there are some Boondock Saints characters out here who have seen this and are now about to burst in guns smoking on the boys responsible. I wish I could write more but too much rage and sadness.

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  16. caliaviator

    caliaviator Active Member

    No idea; I've been trying to figure that out my entire life. Mandatory sterilization of men and women who rape and complete isolation from the outside world is the only answer I can think of.

    Or just skip them both and bring back the firing squads. Believe me if I ran the country I'd be accused of so many crimes against humanity because It seems like the world protects these sick f**ks, and I would be just purging the nation.
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  17. Simply Simon

    Simply Simon Fathom the Power

    I can't remember what state was trying to get this passed, but some state is trying to pass a law saying that all imprisoned sex offenders need to wear bright pink jumpsuits. I think the firing squad would be more humane than what will happen to these guys if this law is passed. No sympathy in my tone there, just facts. I support the movement. Well, the sadistic part of me does.
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  18. caliaviator

    caliaviator Active Member


    Who's to say that they won't let them spend their last moments with Big Bubba before their appointment with the squads? :) Though bullets do cost money; the offender's family needs to be billed for the man hours and the cost of the rounds spent.
  19. Beautiful Butterfly

    Beautiful Butterfly New Member


    I think it is in Arizona, they wear pink, not sure if it is the whole jumpsuit, but I specifically remember the warden smiling about them having to wear pink, on tv.
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  20. Simply Simon

    Simply Simon Fathom the Power

    Honor among criminals. If they wanted to make it equal or something, they could label all the different criminal categories with separate colors. Who do you think would still be targeted the most?

    Bottom of the food chain.
  21. Sqweak

    Sqweak Well-Known Member

    I know exactly what you're talking about, If I'm not mistaken it's Texas that makes their prisons wear pink jumpsuits; but I think prisoners are color coordinated by violence level and not what they're in for. Something like that can easily start a riot. Sex offenders are normally caged separately, because even though a criminal is a criminal. Once the general population gets the idea that you're a child molester or rapist of some kind. It's pretty much over for you. I don't think a lot of those guys make it to parole.
  22. jimmy-joe

    jimmy-joe Well-Known Member

    I wonder if you could write a program that searches for this stuff online and finds where its been downloaded/uploaded and send a copy/loc to popos or interpol and then wipes it all away and leaves a nasty cocktail of viruses
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  23. Srain

    Srain "Please don't tell me not to cry."
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    It's one thing if they are children and it's a whole different story if it's a woman (or man for that matter). So it wouldn't matter especially in prison what colour of jumpsuit they worn with the attitude that rape is still a "sexual" act first and not vicious and demoralizing violence; and maybe, kind of, in some states, enough to get you some serious time.
  24. Lionheart777

    Lionheart777 Healing Warrior
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    In my neck of the woods there would be some vigilante justice take place against the boys who perpetrated this viscous and disgusting crime. I think to myself, what if that was my sister or daughter and it just makes me sick to my stomach!!! I can barely believe that I live in a world where such things's beyond reprehensible!!!
  25. Girl3

    Girl3 Well-Known Member
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    It always depends on who the boys are - I was raped by the first string of the state champion high school basketball team in 1974. I was a 14 year old cheerleader slut and they were just sewing their wild oats. I shouldn't have accepted a ride home with the team captain after I became intoxicated at a party where the punch was spiked. If they had been social outcasts instead of local sports heroes there might have been a different outcome for me. Instead I heard for the next 4 years of high school how I deserved what I got. Needless to say, I've never gone back to my hometown or high school reunions. I hope this girl gets treatment that is rapid and effective. The fact that her parents are outraged is good. Mine were ashamed of me - my mother even called me a slut and a whore. The reaction of family and friends is crucial to the healing process.
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  26. Deaf Global Nomad

    Deaf Global Nomad Well-Known Member
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    This is terrible and the anniversary is coming up soon. Could we put up a candle picture on this site in the honor of the victim? What do you think?
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