Target: Prosecutor Scott Morrison
Goal: Demand justice for a young woman who was allegedly gang raped by four military men.
A young civilian woman in Halifax, Canada was allegedly gang raped by four British Royal Navy sailors. Halifax is home to Canada’s Atlantic Fleet, and the four men reportedly met the woman at a party on the military base where the attack occurred.
Joshua Finbow, 23, Simon Radford, 31, Craig Stoner, 24, and Darren Smalley, 35, have all been charged with sexual assault and sexual assault with other persons. The woman immediately called the police after the attack, and the police have collected bedding, clothing, and electronic devices for evidence. The woman also went to the hospital after the attack in order to be assessed for injuries of rape. One of the men has a girlfriend, and another has a wife of four years.
According to all of the perpetrators’ social media accounts, they were enjoying a multitude of tourist activities. The men were there to participate in a hockey tournament with Canadian Armed Forces. Since the report of the attack, the Royal Navy’s Ice Hockey Facebook has removed the men from their page.
Since the men are in a foreign nation, their release is contingent upon posting a large cash bail, surrendering their passports and agreeing to remain in Canada. The men are due back in court on Monday, April 20 in regards to whether or not they will be allowed bail.
Please sign the below petition to recognize the atrocity of rape and to demand that harsh punishments be pushed for by prosecution if the accused are found guilty. These types of attacks happen all too often, and justice for this woman is one step closer to justice for all victims.
Dear Prosecutor Scott Morrison,
A young woman was allegedly gang raped by four British Royal Navy sailors on April 10. Joshua Finbow, Simon Radford, Craig Stoner, and Darren Smalley are all charged with the physical and emotional injuries imparted on this young woman. The victim will live with the consequences of this event for her entire life, and these men should be punished for what they have done if found guilty.
Acts such as this occur everyday, and victims everywhere deserve justice. Bringing strict punishment upon these men will portray how serious rape and sexual assault is, and that it will not be tolerated in any country, anywhere. Please help to bring closure to this young woman and her family, and make sure any guilty parties are given appropriate punishment.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rebekah Adler via Wikimedia Commons