News 16 may — 11:46

Canada MPs condemn 'appalling' questioning of teen by police


Canadian politicians have condemned an "appalling" police interrogation of a teenager who reported an alleged sexual assault, BBC reports.

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.

According to APTN, the video was released as part of a civil suit being filed by the alleged victim, who was in foster care at the time, against the British Columbia Ministry of Child and Family Development.

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The line of questioning was called "profoundly outdated, offensive, and wrong" by federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on Wednesday.

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