Winnipeg girl assaulted while in care of province taken off life-support, social media reports say.

It is unclear how much longer she will be able to survive.

Dennis Ward
APTN National News
WINNIPEG—A 15-year-old girl who was viciously assaulted earlier this month in Winnipeg has been taken off life-support, but is still clinging to life.

Reports and posts by family and friends on social media ‎indicate the teen girl was taken off life support. It is unclear how much longer she will be able to survive.

Friends and family of the girl have said they were praying for the girl Wednesday evening.

A 15-year-old boy has already been charged with aggravated assault and aggravated sexual assault in connection with the incident that took place in the early morning hours of April 1.

Winnipeg police would not comment on the state of the girl.

Both the victim and the accused were in the care of Manitoba’s child welfare system which was housing them in a downtown hotel.

The controversial use of hotel rooms by child welfare came under increased scrutiny last summer after the body of Tina Fontaine, 15, was pulled from the Red River.

Police have yet to make an arrest in connection with Fontaine’s murder.

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