Four months after 17-year-old Rehtaeh Parsons took her own life due to two years of cyberbullying, Royal Canadian Mounted Police have brought two 18-year-old men up on child pornography charges.

“After everything we’ve been through, you’re almost in a place where you're not expecting anything at all and then all of a sudden it’s here. To hear those words, ‘We’ve made two arrests,’ I felt like crying, I felt like running,” Rehtaeh’s father Glen Canning told CBC News.

“At the same time you feel sad because my daughter is never going to know that sense of justice. She’ll never know that.”

Back in 2011, when Rehtaeh was just 15 years old, she was sexually assaulted by four boys, according to her mother Leah Parsons. Rehtaeh, a native of Nova Scotia, was tormented and ostracized by her classmates after a photograph depicting the incident began to make its way around her school.

Months of unrelenting harassment proved to be too much for Rehtaeh who decided to hang herself in the bathroom at her home. Doctors took her off of life support on April 7, a few days after her suicide attempt.

"I felt a little bit of relief, just to say, finally — like I hope — they keep saying they want to tell their side of the story, but they have never given a statement,” Leah told CBC News about hearing the news of the arrests.

“The police have never spoken to them in all this time. So at least, here is your chance. Tell your side of the story."

One of the 18-year-olds is being charged with two counts of distributing child pornography while the other is being charged with both the production and distribution of child pornography. Their identities have been withheld since they were underage when the event in question took place.

Although terribly unfortunate, Rehtaeh’s death was most certainly not in vein. A new cyberbullying legislation passed one day before the arrests were made, giving bullying victims the opportunity to legally confront those who are bullying them or the bully's parents.

"The federal government, working with our provinces, remains committed to making refinements to enhancing our Criminal Code,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in news conference.

“Strengthening the Criminal Code so that we can deal with these kinds of matters — that is a commitment we have made and one that we fully plan to move forward on."