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  • Writer's pictureEmma Halpern

Woman suing Halifax police, RCMP, saying they mishandled sexual assault case

Chronicle Herald · Posted: Jan 27, 2020 8:45 AM AT | Last Updated: January 28, 2020

On May 19, 2018, Carrie Low reported to the Sexual Assault Investigative Team — a unit run by HRP and RCMP — that she was violently sexually assaulted after being kidnapped.

The Halifax woman told police she was abducted outside a bar in Dartmouth and raped by two men, CBC reported in September 2019.

But the investigative team “were stalling and it appeared that there were some very serious errors in terms of the investigation,” such as never examining the scene of the crime and failing to collect essential evidence in a timely manner, Emma Halpern, executive director of the Elizabeth Fry Society of mainland Nova Scotia, said about Low’s case.

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