Canada MPs condemn appalling questioning of teen by police
|bbc.com 15 May 2019 at 18:33|
Videos obtained by aboriginal television network APTN show a police officer asking the girl whether she "was at all turned on" by the incident.
The news organisation did not identify the teenager, who is indigenous, in the video.
The police interview took place in 2012 in the province of British Columbia.
being filed by the alleged victim, who was in foster care at the time, against the British Columbia Ministry of Child and Family Development.
The line of questioning was called "profoundly outdated, offensive, and wrong" by federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on Wednesday.
"No survivor of sexual assault should ever fear that their case will not be taken seriously or that they will be re-victimised in the process," the minister said responding to official opposition leader Andrew Scheer during parliament s question period.
Mr Scheer said he was "shocked and horrified" by the video and described the line of questioning as "appalling and insensitive".
The videos show an unidentified Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer asking the girl about how the alleged incident compared to her previous sexual experiences; about how hard she tried to fight, and later, warning her about the consequences of making a false report.