Rehtaeh Parsons told police she was raped at a party when she was 15
© Rehtaeh Parsons's Facebook Memorial Page
The mother of a teenage girl from Nova Scotia who killed herself after allegedly being raped and photographed by four boys is speaking out, to tell the story behind her daughter's tragic death.
Rehtaeh Parsons, 17, died on Sunday in hospital after attempting suicide a few days earlier.
"Rehtaeh was a very sensitive person and very insightful. She was a critical thinker, she thought outside the box. She was always a deep thinker, she ran, always understood the plight of others. She had great compassion. That's who Rehtaeh was," said her mother, Leah Parsons.
In 2011 when Rehtaeh was 15, she went with a friend to a small gathering with other teenagers and started drinking vodka.
Parsons said Rehtaeh only remembered bits and pieces of the night, but does remember throwing up out a window.
While one of the guys was allegedly having sex with her another yelled, "Take a picture, take a picture."
"That picture began to circulate in her school and community three days later," said Parsons.