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    Canada - Native Teen assaulted/dumped in river, 16, Winnipeg, Nov 2014 - *ARRESTS*

    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2..._in_river.html

    " Published on Mon Nov 10 2014
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    WINNIPEG—Police in Winnipeg are appealing for help after a 16-year-old girl was seriously assaulted and ended up in the frigid Assiniboine River.

    Police took the unusual step of identifying the victim — with her parents' permission — as Rinelle Harper from the remote northern Manitoba reserve of God's Lake Narrows.

    They say she was out with friends Friday night before she was attacked near a bridge in the city's downtown.

    The girl managed to pull herself out of the water onto a walkway, where she was discovered by a passerby and rushed to hospital in critical condition.

    Police are asking anyone with information that could help their investigation to come forward."

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    "Releasing the name of a sexual assault victim is an unusual move for the Winnipeg Police Service. Harper's parents gave police permission to identify her, Supt. Danny Smyth told reporters at an afternoon news conference.

    Smyth said investigators want the public to see Harper is a regular person, and help is needed to find out who attacked her.

    According to police, Harper is from Gods Lake Narrows in northern Manitoba, but she has been living in Winnipeg with her family while attending school. She had no prior contact with police, Smyth said.

    Harper went out with friends in the city's South Broadway area on Friday evening, and investigators believe she was attacked on the riverwalk along the Assiniboine River near the bridge.

    Police say they believe the attack was sexual in nature."

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manito...tack-1.2830371

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    Another article from the Winnipeg Free Press - Police identify 16-year-old girl who was assaulted and thrown into the Assiniboine River.

    An earlier article with a photo of the area by the river "near Donald Street and Assiniboine Avenue" where they found her - Police seek help after teen viciously assaulted.

    Just received a link to this CTV News video report - New details in disturbing attack on teen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penelope View Post
    Another article from the Winnipeg Free Press - Police identify 16-year-old girl who was assaulted and thrown into the Assiniboine River.

    An earlier article with a photo of the area by the river "near Donald Street and Assiniboine Avenue" where they found her - Police seek help after teen viciously assaulted.

    Just received a link to this CTV News video report - New details in disturbing attack on teen.
    The perp must be big and or strong, imo, as the victim is 5 8, 180 lb.
    So glad this teen survived!

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    New! LE press conference, 2 males arrested!

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manito...rder-1.2832367

    "Two males have been arrested and face attempted murder charges in connection with the attack on 16-year-old Rinelle Harper, Winnipeg police say.

    More information will be made at an 11 a.m. CT news conference Wednesday."

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    "Justin James Hudson, 20, and a 17-year-old young man were arrested on Tuesday and are charged with attempted murder, aggravated sexual assault and sexual assault with a weapon.

    They actually attacked Harper twice and went on to assault a second woman later that night, police allege.

    Harper met the two downtown at about midnight and walked with them down to the Riverwalk, at which point she was attacked, police said"

    http://globalnews.ca/news/1667163/po...inelle-harper/

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    Wondering if there are any other victims , yet to be revealed? imo.


    http://www.kelownanow.com/news/natio..._Winnipeg_Teen

    "Investigation revealed that on the same night, the suspects allegedly attacked a second woman a short time later. According to police the woman was allegedly assaulted with a weapon to the upper body and a serious sexual assault also occurred."

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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manito...acks-1.2832367

    "She had met Hudson and the male, who struck up a conversation with her, and the three of them went for a walk. The suspects "then turned on her," Smyth said, adding the attack happened at about 12 a.m. Saturday.

    Hudson and the male "violently assaulted her" and Harper ended up in the frigid river.

    Soaking wet and wearing few clothes, Harper crawled out of the river a little upstream from where the assault happened. She was then attacked a second time, beaten with a weapon, then "left for dead," police said.

    Hudson and the male left the scene and shortly after met a 23-year-old woman in the area of Portage Avenue and Sherbrook Street, in the city's West End.

    Once again, they struck up a conversation before attacking her with a weapon, forcing her into a back lane and sexually assaulting her, police said. They left her there unconscious, Smyth said."

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    LE give details about the arrests, video..

    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/mul...282441911.html

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    Police need to ID the 17 year old. He assaulted two women that night and likely has done this many other times. He is dangerous. God. When will this sh** ever stop???


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    Quote Originally Posted by dotr View Post
    LE give details about the arrests, video..

    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/mul...282441911.html
    Very impressed with the way this was so diplomatically handled by thanking the victim for the cooperation of her family and for showing courage in allowing LE to name her in hopes that leads would be provided by the community ((successful)).
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    Lengthy article
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    http://aptn.ca/news/2014/11/12/man-c...ogical-father/

    "B M, Hudson’s biological father, said the young man grew up in the child welfare system.

    “He was raised in the city by (Child and Family Services). He was in and out of CFS,” said B M, his biological father who lives in Berens River First Nation. “He got apprehended all the time.”

    M said Hudson’s aunts took over care of the child shortly after his birth and he was raised in Winnipeg, where his biological mother also lives. Another one of Hudson’s aunts still lives in Berens River.

    M said he never developed a relationship with Hudson and only received information on his son filtered through the aunts.

    “I didn’t know this Justin that much,” he said. “It was always that he was getting drunk and getting high all the time. That is all I heard when I asked about my kids.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotr View Post
    Lengthy article
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    http://aptn.ca/news/2014/11/12/man-c...ogical-father/

    "B M, Hudson’s biological father, said the young man grew up in the child welfare system.

    “He was raised in the city by (Child and Family Services). He was in and out of CFS,” said B M, his biological father who lives in Berens River First Nation. “He got apprehended all the time.”

    M said Hudson’s aunts took over care of the child shortly after his birth and he was raised in Winnipeg, where his biological mother also lives. Another one of Hudson’s aunts still lives in Berens River.

    M said he never developed a relationship with Hudson and only received information on his son filtered through the aunts.

    “I didn’t know this Justin that much,” he said. “It was always that he was getting drunk and getting high all the time. That is all I heard when I asked about my kids.”
    Clear your mind must be, if you are to discover the real villains behind this plot. Opinion only, my posts are.

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    Very classy, big-hearted people...


    http://www.cp24.com/news/mother-of-r...kers-1.2099955

    "When I first heard there were two arrests, the first thing that came to me was to forgive right away," Harper said following the news conference. "If any of those family members are listening, I forgive them, truly. That's what I was taught to do by both of my late grandparents.

    "It is hard, but I truly do forgive (them.)"

    Police say Rinelle was out with friends Friday night when she got separated from her group. She met two males who struck up a conversation with her and the three of them walked to the Assiniboine River. There, police say, she was attacked and ended up in the frigid water.

    Rinelle managed to crawl out of the river upstream but was attacked a second time and left unconscious to die. A second woman was also beaten, sexually assaulted and left unconscious a short time later, police say.

    Rinelle was found by a passerby the next morning and was taken to hospital in critical condition. Her father said she doesn't remember anything about the attack.

    Julie Harper said her daughter had just moved out of intensive care and into the children's ward Thursday.

    "She's a big role model," she said. "She's a fighter. She's a hero to everybody."


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    This is an exceptional move to name a minor victim -- it made a huge difference in the outcome.

    It is time to petition the government to repeal the YOA (Young Offenders Act) because in this case, one of the offenders is 17 and has the protection of the law preventing him from being identified.
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