Hundreds gather in Taradale to support sexual assault victim

Global News

CALGARY – Taradale residents came together Friday night in a show of support for a teenager that was kidnapped and sexually assaulted a week ago.

The 17 year old was attacked while waiting at a bus stop, taken to a northeast home and repeatedly assaulted.

The vigil, dubbed ‘Glow in the Dark’, started around 5:30 p.m. Friday and included hundreds of people.

A box was set up and filled with messages of support, prayers, a bouquet of flowers and even a box of candy for the unknown teen.

“On September 29th of 2000 my oldest daughter was murdered by an abusive ex-boyfriend. Violence against women in this city is out of control,” says Donna Eaton, just one of the Taradale residents in attendance.

“When something like this happens so close to home it strikes a chord very deep within me and I’m so glad to see everyone here to support this…

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