02/10/2012 03:52 EST | Updated 04/11/2012 05:12 EDT

Pitt Meadows, B.C. Gang Rape: Boy Who Posted Images Of 16-Year-Old Victim Sentenced


PITT MEADOWS, B.C. - A teenaged boy who posted images on the Internet of a 16-year-old girl allegedly being gang raped in Pitt Meadows, B.C., has been sentenced to 12 months' probation.

A provincial court judge has also ordered the boy to write an apology to the victim and compose an essay on the pros and cons of social media in connection with the September 2010 incident east of Vancouver.

The youth was initially charged with making and distributing child pornography and distributing obscene material, but pleaded guilty to the latter charge last December.

Mounties have said the girl was drugged and repeatedly raped during a rave at a rural property, where onlookers snapped photos and later posted them to Facebook.

Colton Ashton McMorris was charged with sexual assault and Dennis John Allen Warrington was charged with making and distributing child pornography and both have yet to go to trial.

Police have said as many as 12 people saw what happened but that a code of silence among witnesses prevented them from coming forward. (CKNW, The Canadian Press)