Canadian Embassy refused to help alleged rape victim

Government employee says she was assaulted by co-worker in Eastern Europe

Officials at a Canadian Embassy in Eastern Europe refused to help a Canadian federal employee collect video-evidence of her alleged rape. The young woman was traveling in Eastern Europe on official government business, when she says a co-worker sexually assaulted her in his hotel room. When the hotel would not give her the security tape containing footage of the alleged assault, she appealed to the Canadian Embassy for help, but they refused. The Foreign Affairs Department also refused to take action—until a month later, when the Justice Department wrote an official letter requesting cooperation. The Justice Department is now investigating a suspect. His identity is unknown to the public at this time.

The Chronicle Herald