A Dutch court confirmed on Tuesday the extradition to Canada of a man suspected of being linked to the suicide of Amanda Todd, a British Columbia teenager who had committed suicide after being harassed on the Internet.
“The Court of Cassation dismisses the appeal” brought by the suspect against the judgment rendered in June authorizing his extradition, it announced in its judgment.
Aydin C., whose only name is revealed to comply with Dutch legislation, was sentenced in March to “10 years and 243 days of detention for fraud and blackmail via the Internet,” said the court in Amsterdam.
Interested in 2014 in the south of the Netherlands, this thirty-year-old forced dozens of girls to perform sexual acts in front of their webcam. If they refused to do it again, he threatened to send these images to their relatives or to publish them on pornographic sites.
These teenagers were in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia, Norway, the United States and Canada.
The extradition of Aydin C., whose date should then be decided by the Dutch Ministry of Justice, should take place after the potential appeal in this first case.
Canada accuses her of crimes against Amanda Todd, who was 15 years old at the time of the incident, via the Internet.
The man is suspected of being the predator who persuaded her to show her breasts via webcam, and then posted her photo on the internet after she refused to “show her”.
In October 2012, Amanda ended her life after publishing her story on YouTube. In this video, seen several million times, she was scrolling sentences written with felt on scraps of paper.
His suicide had provoked immense stir in the country and launched a debate on the dangers of cyber-bullying.