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Apologetic UBC student charged in Stanley Cup case

Camille Cacnio, who participated in the Vancouver riots on June 15, pictured in Surrey, B.C., Sunday, June 19, 2011.

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A University of British Columbia student who appeared to have penned an online apology for her alleged role in the Stanley Cup riot is among the latest two people to be charged in the post-game violence last June.

Crown counsel has approved charges of taking part in a riot and breaking and entering against Camille Cacnio, 21, of Richmond, the Vancouver police confirmed in a news release Monday.

Also charged is 21-year-old Dustin Anderson of Burnaby, who is accused of taking part in a riot and assault.

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Ms. Cacnio was one of a number of people identified on so-called name-and-shame websites and online social media pages, with her photo, name and other identifying information posted for public consumption.

A blog at the address camillecacnioapology.wordpress.com purports to be written by Ms. Cacnio and was widely quoted by media last year.

"I am not proud of my actions and have made a visit to the Vancouver Police Department over the weekend to turn myself in," said the posting, which remains online.

"The pants are being returned. I have made mistakes and I have learned from them. … I take full responsibility for my actions and understand that it is nobody else's fault but mine. I am truly sorry for my actions and am ready to accept the consequences, including the public backlash."

The blog post offers apologies to her friends and family, residents of Vancouver, the Vancouver Canucks, and several businesses and organizations that she is associated with.

An e-mail and telephone call to Ms. Cacnio weren't returned Monday.

To date, 30 people have been charged with a total of 77 charges related to the riot, which broke out after the Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup final to the Boston Bruins June 15.

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Among them is 20-year-old Ryan Dickinson of Coquitlam, who last week became the first person to plead guilty for participating in a riot. He'll return to court next month for a presentencing hearing.

Investigators have forwarded dozens more cases to Crown prosecutors for consideration, and police have predicted hundreds more people could eventually be charged.

In addition, one person has already pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing clothing stolen during the riot, but he wasn't convicted of actually being on the streets that night.

Karanvir Singh Saran received an absolute discharge, avoiding jail time.

Those charges were laid by the RCMP and weren't connected to the Vancouver Police Department's investigation.



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