"Anonymous" Says Teen's Alleged Rapists "Will Be Held Accountable"

8:10 PM, Apr 11, 2013   |    comments
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The internet activist group Anonymous is vowing to bring "justice" to the case of Rehtaeh Parsons, a Canada teen who hanged herself after reportedly never emotionally recovering from an alleged rape by four teenage boys, according to a statement released by the group.

The statement says Anonymous has confirmed the identities of two of the four alleged rapists and they are currently working on identifying the others.

The group is asking the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Nova Scotia, where the alleged crime took place, to take "immediate legal action against the individuals in question."

"We encourage you to act fast. If we were able to locate these boys within 2 hours, it will not be long before someone else finds them," the statement reads.

While the group says they do not approve of "vigilante justice," they say they will release the names of the alleged rapists if law enforcement does not take action.

"The rapists will be held accountable for their actions. You will be held accountable for your failure to act," the statement says.

Seventeen-year-old Rehtaeh Parsons was taken off life-support by her mother, Leah Parsons, on Sunday after she hanged herself last week. According to Leah Parsons, her daughter never recovered from an alleged rape by four teenage boys that left her deeply depressed and and bullied in her community.

Rehtaeh's mother said one boy took a photo of the alleged rape in 2011 and her daughter was subjected to bullying after it went viral.

After a year-long investigation, police concluded there were no grounds to charge the four boys because of insufficient evidence.

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