Vandals post porn on Richardson memorial site

Daron Richardson, daughter of Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson, hanged herself on November...

Daron Richardson, daughter of Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson, hanged herself on November 13, 2010.

TONY SPEARS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:26 PM ET

Vandals defaced an Internet memorial site for the 14-year-old daughter of an Ottawa Senators assistant coach, sparking a police investigation.

Daron Richardson’s Facebook memorial page — “RIP Daron Richardson.” — had a dozen crass and pornographic images on it Tuesday afternoon.

A detective from the youth intervention and diversion unit was assigned to the case Tuesday afternoon, police spokeswoman Const. Kathy Larouche said.

“Obviously it warrants an investigator being assigned to the case,” she said.

But it wasn’t immediately clear with what, if anything, the perpetrators could be charged.

Many commenters said the site should be taken down.

In a post, the site administrator said other photos had been deleted on Monday afternoon after the site was first attacked.

Fresh pictures reappeared as quickly as they could be taken down in an Internet battle Tuesday afternoon until the photo section of the page appeared to be locked down before 6 p.m.

Less than an hour later, another pornographic image appeared, and more popped up later in the evening.

The vandal’s Facebook page showed that the person had targeted another memorial site as well.

tony.spears@sunmedia.ca


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