Three teens charged with counselling another youth to commit suicide

Provided by the OPP
Three teens charged with counselling another youth to commit suicide

These charges have yet to be proven in court.

SOUTH GLENGARRY, Ontario – The Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial (OPP) crime unit has arrested three young people following an investigation into criminal harassment in the South Glengarry Township.

On March 5, 2022, the SD&G OPP Crime Unit initiated an investigation regarding an historical criminal harassment and on March 10, 2022 two female young people a male youth were arrested and charged for criminal harassment related offences.

A female youth (age 14) of South Glengarry is charged with:

• Counselling suicide – No loss of life – Criminal Code (CC) sec. 241(a)

• Uttering threats – CC sec. 264.1(1) (a)

• Criminal Harassment – repeatedly communicate – CC sec. 264(2) (b)

• Mischief under $ 5,000 – CC sec. 430(4)

A female youth (age 14) of Cornwall is charged with;

• Counselling suicide – No loss of life CC 241(a)

• Criminal Harassment – repeatedly communicate CC 264(2) (b)

A male youth (age 16) of South Glengarry, Ontario was arrested and charged with the following offence;

• Mischief – obstructs, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property CC 430(1) (c)

All three of the accused are scheduled to appear at the Cornwall Youth Justice Court at future dates.

The names of the accused cannot be released under the terms of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).

Any person with information regarding the mentioned incident should contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or your local police department, if you or someone you know is being bullied online.

The Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) want our youth to thrive and enjoy life, but some are struggling with the issues of today, where online bullying, exploitation and more goes on. They don’t know where to turn or get answers. It’s easy to say talk to your parents or a grownup but sometimes they need help now.

The website helps teens and provides support along the way. If you or someone you know has been negatively impacted by a self/peer exploitation incident, they are here to help and offer guidance on the steps you can take to get through it. The site has information for friends who want to help, parents who need to know how to help, and more, this site can be a lifeline to a youth in need.

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