‘I went up against the system and I won’: Kelowna sexual assault survivor satisfied with mediation talks

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When she was just a teenager, Aden Withers was interrogated by West Kelowna RCMP after reporting a sexual assault.

Seven years later, she filed civil action against the Ministry of Child and Family Development, the RCMP and officer Kenneth Hall for how she was treated.

In a video of the 2012 interrogation, Hall can be heard asking, “I mean, he’s taking your clothes off — how much of a fight did you put up?”

“Were you at all turned on during this at all, even a little bit?”

Withers answers ‘no’ several times throughout the questioning.

“You understand that when a guy tries to have sex with a female and the female is completely unwilling, it is very difficult,” Hall continued.

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