Truth not known without witness

News Oct 02, 2009 Ancaster News

Re: Sexual assault raises questions about treatment, Sept. 18 The News.

I am the mother of the victim in the story published regarding the alleged sexual assault that took place in Dundas.

I would very much like to thank the witness for phoning police and providing the detailed account of what took place that day. I imagine this person has been quite disturbed after witnessing such a horrific event outside his own home.

Had he or she simply chased the boys away, as opposed to contacting police and giving such great detail, I don't believe I would have ever known because all three boys originally denied it. My daughter would also never have said anything.

There is much more to this story, however I cannot risk providing details because it could jeopardize anonymity, as well as put the boys involved in further danger/repercussions from an outraged community, and rightfully so.

I feel I must thank this person face to face if possible. I am so sorry this person had to witness such a loss of innocence in his own home.

At first, I had wished this person had chased the boys away, but now I realize the value of the information given. The truth simply would never have been known.

Name withheld upon request

Truth not known without witness

News Oct 02, 2009 Ancaster News

Re: Sexual assault raises questions about treatment, Sept. 18 The News.

I am the mother of the victim in the story published regarding the alleged sexual assault that took place in Dundas.

I would very much like to thank the witness for phoning police and providing the detailed account of what took place that day. I imagine this person has been quite disturbed after witnessing such a horrific event outside his own home.

Had he or she simply chased the boys away, as opposed to contacting police and giving such great detail, I don't believe I would have ever known because all three boys originally denied it. My daughter would also never have said anything.

There is much more to this story, however I cannot risk providing details because it could jeopardize anonymity, as well as put the boys involved in further danger/repercussions from an outraged community, and rightfully so.

I feel I must thank this person face to face if possible. I am so sorry this person had to witness such a loss of innocence in his own home.

At first, I had wished this person had chased the boys away, but now I realize the value of the information given. The truth simply would never have been known.

Name withheld upon request

Truth not known without witness

News Oct 02, 2009 Ancaster News

Re: Sexual assault raises questions about treatment, Sept. 18 The News.

I am the mother of the victim in the story published regarding the alleged sexual assault that took place in Dundas.

I would very much like to thank the witness for phoning police and providing the detailed account of what took place that day. I imagine this person has been quite disturbed after witnessing such a horrific event outside his own home.

Had he or she simply chased the boys away, as opposed to contacting police and giving such great detail, I don't believe I would have ever known because all three boys originally denied it. My daughter would also never have said anything.

There is much more to this story, however I cannot risk providing details because it could jeopardize anonymity, as well as put the boys involved in further danger/repercussions from an outraged community, and rightfully so.

I feel I must thank this person face to face if possible. I am so sorry this person had to witness such a loss of innocence in his own home.

At first, I had wished this person had chased the boys away, but now I realize the value of the information given. The truth simply would never have been known.

Name withheld upon request