Politicians condemn RCMP questioning of teen who reported sexual assault

Federal politicians are condemning a video of an RCMP officer conducting an ``abhorrent'' interrogation of an Indigenous teen who reported she'd been sexually assaulted.

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett calls the interrogation ``disgusting,'' while Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale calls the interrogation techniques shown in the video ``abhorrent'' and ``profoundly outdated, offensive and wrong.''

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he was ``shocked and horrified'' by the video, broadcast by APTN News.

The video, shot in 2012, shows a Kelowna Mountie interviewing the Indigenous girl for two hours.

The officer asked if she was, ``turned on ... even a little bit'' during the alleged assault and questioning how hard she resisted her attacker, against whom no charges were ever laid.

The girl was in the care of the BC child-welfare system at the time of the alleged assault, and the video was released as part of a civil suit against the province's Ministry of Child and Family Development.