HALIFAX - Two Halifax men facing child pornography charges after the death of Rehtaeh Parsons appeared briefly in youth court Thursday when the case was put over until Sept. 19 while the defence seeks additional disclosure of evidence.

One 18-year-old man faces two counts of distributing child pornography, while another 18-year-old man is charged with distributing and making child pornography.

Neither man showed any emotion during the court appearance.

Police announced the arrests in the high-profile case last week.

The names of the teens cannot be released because they were under the age of 18 at the time of the alleged offences and are charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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  • One of two Halifax men facing child pornography charges after the death of Rehtaeh Parsons enters provincial court in Halifax on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. The case was put over until Sept. 19 while the defence seeks additional disclosure of evidence.

  • Michael Parsons, an uncle of Rehtaeh Parsons, talks with reporters at provincial court in Halifax on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. Two Halifax men facing child pornography charges after the death of Parsons appeared in court and the case was put over until Sept. 19 while the defence seeks additional disclosure of evidence.

  • Ontario Crown attorney Alexander Smith, left, heads from provincial court in Halifax on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. Smith is handling the prosecution of two Halifax men facing child pornography charges after the death of Rehtaeh Parsons. The case was put over until Sept. 19 while the defence seeks additional disclosure of evidence.

  • Protester Donald Smith, from Calgary, stands outside provincial court in Halifax on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. Two Halifax men facing child pornography charges after the death of Rehtaeh Parsons appeared in court and the case was put over until Sept. 19 while the defence seeks additional disclosure of evidence.

Parsons was taken off life-support following a suicide attempt in April in what her family says was prompted by months of bullying.

They say the 17-year-old girl was tormented after a digital photograph of her allegedly being sexually assaulted in November 2011 was distributed around her school.

A man stood outside the provincial courthouse in Halifax holding a sign demanding justice for Parsons.

The two men were charged after police reopened their investigation a week after the girl's death. Police said they had received new and credible information from someone who was willing to co-operate with their investigation.

After Parsons' death the provincial government order a number of reviews including one into the original police investigation and the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service's handling of the case, and two others into the help she received at school and the care she received at a hospital in Halifax.

A new law also went into effect last week in Nova Scotia that allows people to sue if they or their children are being cyberbullied. Victims can also seek a protection order that could place restrictions on or help identify the cyberbully.

After the two men were arrested last week, Rehtaeh's father said the development brought the family some solace but he expressed disappointment that his daughter never saw justice served in her short life.

``She's dead now. She's gone,'' Glen Canning said in an interview.

``It's sad and in a way it's a bit of relief that there may be some sense of justice done in this case.''

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who earlier this year met with Leah Parsons, Rehtaeh's mother, said he hoped that the girl's family would be given a degree of comfort by the arrests.

Rehtaeh's family has said the girl felt helpless after the digital photo spread around her school.

Police have said there were no plans to lay charges in connection with the alleged sexual assault.

The RCMP said earlier this year that they looked into the allegations of sexual assault and an inappropriate photo but after consulting with the province's Public Prosecution Service, they concluded there weren't enough grounds to lay charges.

The prosecution of the two Halifax men is being handled by a Crown attorney from Ontario. Chris Hansen, a spokeswoman for the Public Prosecution Service, has said because the department provided advice to police during the initial investigation, it asked Ontario Crown attorneys to take over to avoid any ``real or perceived'' conflict.

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    From Facebook: Thank You Richard for sending me this photo...I did not have this class picture of me in grade six but as soon as I saw it I recalled the year and the principal in the back Mr Gallagher. I was starting to become more girlish looking and developing into a young lady (far left front) and a group of boys that were friends since 1st grade noticed the changes and suddenly were grabbing me inappropriately when I was walking the hallways. I told Mr Gallagher, he pulled each boy into his office and I never knew what he said but those boys never touched me or said another word about it. Mr Gallagher, where ever you are I thank you and I never forgot how you stood up for me.

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    Today on Father's Day remembering the love of a father and daughter. (Glen and Rehtaeh)

  • These are photos of Halifax teenager <a href="http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1122345-who-failed-rehtaeh-parsons" target="_hplink">Rehtaeh Parsons, who was the victim of an alleged gang rape and an online bullying campaign</a> over the last few months. Her mother, Leah Parsons, posted the images and her daughter's tragic story on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Angel-Rehtaeh/352644484835299?fref=ts" target="_blank">a Facebook memorial page</a>.

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