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Sentencing Delayed For Nova Scotia Teens Who Shared Intimate Photos Of At Least 20 Girls

The case was adjourned today until Sept. 6 after lawyers asked for a postponement.

07/31/2017 10:19 EDT | Updated 07/31/2017 10:19 EDT
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BRIDGEWATER, N.S. — A sentencing hearing has been postponed for six Nova Scotia teens who shared intimate images of at least 20 teenaged girls without their consent.

The boys have admitted to forming a private Facebook group where they decided to exchange intimate photos of girls ranging in age from 13 to 17.

The case was adjourned today until Sept. 6 after lawyers asked for a postponement in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Bridgewater.

It's one of the largest cases in Canada involving a relatively untested law designed to combat the non-consensual sharing of intimate images.

The 2015 law was brought in after the suicide of Nova Scotia teen Rehtaeh Parsons, whose family says a photo of her being sexually assaulted was circulated among students at her school in Cole Harbour.

None of the teens involved in the Bridgewater case can be identified under Canada's youth criminal justice laws.

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