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Quebec Girl At Halloween Party Had Date Rape Drug In System, Police Say

11/04/2014 08:24 EST | Updated 11/04/2014 08:59 EST
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Police say they’ve opened two sexual assault investigations after a Halloween party at a Quebec ski resort north of the Ottawa-Gatineau area.

In one of the cases, police say a 16-year-old girl was found naked and unconscious and hospital tests found that she had consumed the so-called date rape drug GHB.

In the other case, a 17-year-old girl reported being inappropriately touched on her way into the party.

Police say Friday’s “Spookland” event also resulted in 12 party-goers being transported to hospital for drug or alcohol-related illnesses, many of them minors.

Martin Fournel of MRC des Collines police says investigators have yet to confirm what happened between the time the girl fell unconscious and the time she was found.

The party was billed as an event for students between 16 and 21 years old and Fournel says police are looking into whether or not the bar was serving alcohol to minors or serving patrons already intoxicated.

He says victim services are working with the girl.

“The individual involved doesn’t remember anything because of the drug,” he said. “So we need to verify some information and validate some information.”

“Obviously it’s not pleasant for her and her parents,” he added.

Friday’s party was the third edition of the “Spookland” event.

Fournel says many partiers were already under the influence of drugs or alcohol when they arrived at the event after taking bus rides from various Ottawa communities.

Security checks at the door of the party resulted in the seizure of “lots of alcohol,” he said.

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