Teens should be accountable forever

To the editor:

I am shocked to the core that anyone in the community can in any way justify or defend the abhorrent behavior of the two young men who raped and paraded their victim for public ridicule.

This young woman has been doubly abused to not have received (in some cases) community support for the crime perpetrated against her.

Our daughters’ right to safety and dignity comes way, way before a football team’s reputation and the reputations of young animals who perpetrated this horror against her. Yes, they should be accountable forever for their disgusting behavior – she will certainly be scarred for life because of their actions.

Sheryl Murie

Toronto, Ontario