Dutch man found guilty of cyberbullying in Canada

New Westminster, Canada ( Associated Press) – A Canadian jury on Saturday found a Dutch man guilty of extortion, stalking and other charges in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing himself to a webcam. was.

A 15-year-old girl committed suicide after detailing the harassment she faced in a video posted on YouTube and has been viewed by millions across the world.

Aydin Coban’s trial in the British Columbia Supreme Court found him guilty of all charges, including communication with a young man for the purpose of committing a sexual offense and possession and distribution of child pornography in relation to teenager Amanda Todd from Port. Coquitlam, British Columbia.

Todd was 15 when she took her own life in 2012 after she released a video in which she described being persecuted by an online stalker.

A day after deliberations began, the jury delivered a unanimous verdict.

Coban was extradited from the Netherlands to Canada in 2020 after pleading guilty in Amsterdam to similar charges affecting dozens of teenage girls and gay men.

Amanda Todd brought the issue of cyberbullying to Canadian attention when she uploaded her own video to YouTube to tell her story with handwritten signs describing how she was forced to show her boobs by a stranger .

The photo ended up on a Facebook page created by the stranger to which the teenager’s friends had been added.

She was repeatedly harassed, despite changing schools, until she killed herself weeks after her video was released.


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