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Calgary community rallies in support of sex assault victim

People living the northeast neighbourhood of Taradale are stepping up to support a teenager who was repeatedly sexually assaulted on the weekend after she was abducted from a bus stop.

The Taradale Community Association will hold a rally Friday night it’s calling‘ Glow in the Dark’.

The association says it’s holding the event not only to show support for the victim but also to encourage people to come together to make the streets safer.

It’s asking Calgarians to come with flashlights, glows sticks or candles. There will also be a box in which people can leave messages of support and prayers for the teen.

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The 17-year-old woman was waiting for a bus late Friday night in Taradale when she was abducted by two men and dragged into an alley where she was sexually assaulted.

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The men then took her to a home in Martindale where she was repeatedly sexually assaulted. She escaped from the house at around 8 a.m. Saturday and fled to a nearby home to get help.

Police have charged 25-year-old Corey George Manyshots and 21-year-old Cody George Manyshots with sexual assault causing bodily harm, assault causing bodily harm and kidnapping.

The rally will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the corner of  Taradale Drive and Taradale Road N.E.

Cody Manyshots (left) and Corey Manshots (right) are both charged with kidnapping and sexual assault. Facebook/Global News

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