Dating site owner feels 'guilty' for using Parsons' pic

Rehtaeh Parsons. (Facebook)

Rehtaeh Parsons. (Facebook)

Kristy Brownlee, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:37 PM ET

The owner of an online dating company says he shut down his website after he mistakenly used a photo of Rehtaeh Parsons — a bullied Nova Scotia teen who killed herself — in an ad on Facebook.

Anh Dung of Vietnam, the owner of ionechat.com, said in an e-mail Wednesday that he found the photo of Parsons on Google images and wasn't aware of her story.

On Tuesday, Andrew Ennals of Toronto alerted Facebook that an ad featured the photo of the dead Cole Harbour teen. He also tweeted two versions of the ad featuring different photos of Parsons.

"I feel so guilty when I think of it and I don't want to run it anymore," Dung said of the site.


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